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THE LION, THE ASS, AND THE FOX
A LION, an Ass, and a Fox
were hunting in company, and
caught a large quantity of game.
The Ass was asked to divide the
spoil. This he did very fairly,
giving each an equal share.
The Fox was well satisfied,
but the Lion flew into a great
rage over it, and with one stroke
of his huge paw, he added the
Ass to the pile of slain.
Then he turned to the Fox.
"You divide it," he roared
The Fox wasted no time in
talking. He quickly piled all the
game into one great heap. From
this he took a very small portion
for himself, such undesirable bits
as the horns and hoofs of a
mountain goat, and the end of
an ox tail.
The Lion now recovered his
good humor entirely.
"Who taught you to divide so
fairly?" he asked pleasantly.
"I learned a lesson from the
Ass," replied the Fox, carefully
Learn from the misfortunes of others.