The Lion and Other Beasts

10. THE LION AND OTHER BEASTS. THE LION one day went out hunting along with three other Beasts and they caught a Stag. With the consent of the others, the Lion divided it, and he cut it into four equal portions, but when the others were going to take hold of their shares, "Gently, my friends," said the Lion, "the first of these portions is mine as one of the party; the second also is mine because of my rank among beasts; the third you will yield me as a tribute to my courage and nobleness of character, while as to the fourth, why, if any one wishes to dispute with me for it, let him begin and we shall soon see whose it will be." [more info]

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