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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
 with it for his own dinner.
When they saw this, they could not stir, but they cried
"How foolish we were to take all this trouble for the