That Fleeing the tiger story is nice.I have one from the indian tradition.
A girl walking through the forest , sees an old man crouching by the riverside , she stops to watch what he is doing.
There is a scorpion struggling in the water,
the old man reaches down pulls the scorpion from the water and releases it onto the riverbank,
whereupon the scorpion promptly raises its tail, stings the old man on the hand and runs off back
into the river, where it soon flounders and is in danger of drowning.
The old man reaches down, retrieves the scorpion and releases it onto the riverbank.
Again the scorpion stings the old man and rushes headlong back into the water,
again the old man rescues the scorpion, again the scorpion stings him.
This continues, until eventually , upon being set down on the riverbank ,
the scorpion scuttles away into the forest undergrowth.
The girl in amazement addresses the old man.
<girl> "Oh respected elder, why did you do that? The scorpion could have killed you."
<old man>"Oh daughter, it is the dharma of the scorpion to sting, but it is the dharma of man to save."