Ashley knew that Long-Eared Zingle (and the other Barkin Bugger-Legrees) might eat up the food in the cellar. But Ashley (always loyal to a friend) did not report this to the Rare Rabbit Assembly so that they could post a guard at the cellar door. Now a Rabbit Civil War has started over this matter. Ashley feels ashamed, but is afraid to admit what he has done. Also he feels betrayed by Zingle (whom he had tried to protect).