THE LION AND THE FOX
A LION that had grown old, and had no more strength to
forage for food, saw that he must
 get it by cunning. He went into his den and crept into
a corner, and made believe that he was very sick.
Al the animals about came in to take a look at him, and
as they came, he snapped them up. When a good many
beasts had been caught in this way, the Fox, who
guessed his trick, came along. He took his stand a
little way from the den, and asked the Lion how he did.
The Lion said he was very sick, and begged him to come
into the den to see him.
"So I would," said the Fox, "but I notice that all the
footprints point into the den, and none point out."