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The Book of Fables and Folk Stories by  Horace E. Scudder

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THE LION AND THE BEAR

A LION and a Bear chanced to fall upon a Fawn at the same time, and they began to fight for it. They fought so fiercely that at last they fell down, entirely worn out and almost dead.

A Fox, passing that way, saw them stretched out, and the Fawn dead between them. He stole in slyly, seized the Fawn, and ran away [29] with it for his own dinner. When they saw this, they could not stir, but they cried out:—

"How foolish we were to take all this trouble for the Fox!"


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