The Horse and the Stag

086. THE HORSE AND THE STAG. A Horse had the whole range of a meadow to himself; but a Stag coming and damaging the pasture, the Horse, anxious to have his revenge, asked a Man if he could not assist him in punishing the Stag. “Yes,” said the Man, “only let me put a bit in your mouth, and get upon your back, and I will find the weapons.” The Horse agreed, and the Man mounted accordingly; but instead of getting his revenge, the Horse has been from that time forward the slave of Man.
Revenge is too dearly purchased at the price of liberty. [more info]

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