The Lion and the Bear

17. THE LION AND THE BEAR. A Lion and a Bear for a long time fought for the possession of a kid that had fallen between them, and faint from the combat lay down exhausted. A Fox who had from a distance witnessed the fight, seeing them thus situated, seized the kid and scampered off with it. The Lion and Bear saw him, but being unable to rise, on account of the wounds they had given each other, cried out. “How miserable we are, that we should thus fight for a fox!" MORAL. Often one man has all the toil and another all the profit. [more info]

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