And that little ant answered the King's Royal Decree and said, "No matter how big or small, size does not matter at all to tell how strong a creature really is. I may be small compared to most creatures, but pound for pound and inch for inch I can lift ten times my own weight. Can any of you or the elephant do that?" The little ant said to the King Lion. And Master Lion agreed that he could not and the little ant was very strong in his own way.
So Master Lion called for the big elephant and told him of what the little ant said and to boast not unless he was stronger than the mighty creature standing before him, the little ant. But the big elephant refused to hear the King Lion's words, to believe that this punt little ant was stronger than he. So the big elephant scoffed at the King Lion and at the little ant and said, " I am the biggest and strongest creature in this kingdom and there's no way and no how that this punt little ant is stronger than me." trumpeted the elephant.
So Master Lion ordered a completion to prove who was the strongest of them and all the nearby countryside creatures came to watch.
"First", said Master Lion, "We will weigh you both to determine how much is ten times your own body weight, to find out how much you can lift." They weighed the big elephant and the scale read a ton, but when they tried to weight the little ant the scale did not budge. “It didn’t move", said spectators from the nearby crowd. The little ant was too small and light for the big and heavy scale to weigh him. Well the wise King Lion quickly remedied this and said, "The only thing in the kingdom that could weigh a ton is an elephant and the other thing in the kingdom that could weigh nothing is an ant." So Master Lion called on ten elephants and ten ants from the crowd, and he ordered them to one by one climb on the two creatures' backs. The ten elephants were to climb atop the big elephant and the ten ants were to climb atop the little ant's back. And one by one all the creatures complied with the King Lion's orders.