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THE LION, THE BEAR AND THE FOX
JUST as a great Bear rushed
to seize a stray kid, a Lion leaped
from another direction upon the
same prey. The two fought
furiously for the prise until they
had received so many wounds
that both sank down unable to
continue the battle.
Just then a Fox dashed up,
and seizing the kid, made off
with it as fast as he could go,
while the Lion and the Bear
looked on in helpless rage.
"How much better it would
have been," they said, "to have
shared in a friendly spirit."
Those who have all the toil do not always get the profit.