The Ass in the Lion's Skin

06. THE ASS IN THE LION'S SKIN. An Ass dressed in a Lion’s skin was amusing himself ranging about and terrifying other animals, when he happened upon a Fox and endeavored to frighten her, but she by chance having heard his voice before, said, “I too should have feared you had I not been acquainted with your bray.” MORAL. Pretentious persons who, to those who do not know them, appear to be something, seldom fail to betray themselves by their own words. [more info]

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