The Lion, The Ass, and the Fox

16. THE LION, THE ASS, AND THE FOX. A Lion, an Ass, and a Fox agreed to assist one another in hunting. On returning from the chase the Lion requested the Ass to give to each that portion which was his due, and the Ass divided the spoil into three equal parts. Bursting into a rage the Lion devoured the Ass and then asked the Fox to make a division. This the Fox did, placing all the three had killed in a large heap, reserving to himself the smallest morsel. “Who taught you this excellent art of division?" said the Lion. “I learned it from the Ass,” replied the Fox. MORAL. Happy are those who learn from the misfortunes of others. [more info]

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