The Horse and the Stag

034. THE HORSE AND THE STAG. The stag, with his sharp horns, got the better of the horse, and drove him clear out of the pasture where they used to feed together. So the latter craved the assistance of man; and in order to receive the benefit of it, he suffered him to put a bridle into his mouth, and a saddle upon his back. By this way of proceeding, he entirely defeated his enemy; but was mightily disappointed, when, upon returning thanks, and desiring to be dismissed, he received this answer: ‘‘No, I never knew before how useful a drudge you were: now I have found what you are good for, you may depend upon it I will keep you to it.” [more info]

No comments:

Post a Comment