THE LION'S SHARE
 A LONG time ago, the Lion, the Fox, the Jackal, and the Wolf
agreed to go hunting together, sharing with each other
whatever they found.
One day the Wolf ran down a
Stag and immediately called his
comrades to divide the spoil.
Without being asked, the Lion
placed himself at the head of the
feast to do the carving, and, with
a great show of fairness, began to
count the guests.
"One," he said, counting on
his claws, "that is myself, the Lion.
Two, that's the Wolf, three, is the
Jackal, and the Fox makes four."
He then very carefully divided
the Stag into four equal parts.
"I am King Lion," he said,
when he had finished, "so of
course I get the first part. This
next part falls to me because I
am the strongest, and this is mine
because I am the bravest."
He now began to glare at the
others very Savagely. "If any
of you have any claim to the
part that is left," he growled,
stretching his claws meaningly,
"now is the time to speak up."
Might makes right.