THE LION, THE ASS, AND THE FOX
THE Lion, the Ass, and the Fox, made a bargain to go hunting together. Now
when they had caught a good supply of game, they came to eat it; and the
Lion charged the Ass to divide the spoil. So he divided it into three
equal parts, and called on them to choose their portion, at which the
Lion fell into a rage, and made his supper off the Ass. Afterward, he
bade the Fox make the division; but the Fox put all the game into one
great heap, saving only a little bit for himself. Then the Lion said,
"My good fellow, who taught you to divide so well?" and the Fox said,
"That dead Ass there."
The fable teaches that wise men learn their wisdom from the
misfortunes of their neighbors.