The Farmer thought for a moment, then arose. When he returned he held in his hands a small hare which sat contentedly in his arms. "Not difficult" he replied. "It is the hare".
The Peddler looked in confusion. "Surely are mistaken, friend Farmer" he replied. "I would think your ox or even your hens look to you with greater trust than this hare."
"True, they look to me for food" replied the Farmer. "But the hare, you see, has only one eye. When I favor the other animals they may close one eye but the other is always open for danger. But the hare, having only the one eye, commits himself completely to me when he closes his."
Application: The highest level of trust comes from those who have the most to lose.