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THE MAN AND THE LION
A LION and a Man chanced to
travel in company through the
forest. They soon began to quarrel, for each of them boasted that
he and his kind were far superior
to the other both in strength and
Now they reached a clearing
in the forest and there stood a
statue. It was a representation
of Heracles in the act of tearing
the jaws of the Nemean Lion.
"See," said the man, "that's
how strong the are! The King of
Beasts is like wax in our hands!"
"Ho!" laughed the Lion, "a
Man made that statue. It would
have been quite a different scene
had a Lion made it!"
It all depends on the point of view, and who tells the story.