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THE LION AND THE ELEPHANT
A LION made great havoc on the animals
under his control. They went up to a
wise man in the forest and said, "Sire,
the lion will soon empty the forest if he
is not at once put down. We therefore
beg of you to grant the elephant the
power of putting down the lion."
"Yes," said the wise man.
The elephant became a very nimble and
powerful beast of prey, and soon drove
the lion out of the wood. Requiring,
from his huge frame, a great deal more
of nourishment than the lion, he began
to kill a great many more animals in a
 day than the former. So the beasts again
went up to the sage and said, "Sire, we
pray you bid the elephant go back to his
former condition, so that we may have the
lion again for our king."
Said the sage, "Yes, of two evils choose