The Ass, the Cock, and the Lion





AN ASS and a Cock were in a straw-yard together when a Lion,

desperate from hunger, approached the spot. He was about to

spring upon the Ass, when the Cock (to the sound of whose voice

the Lion, it is said, has a singular aversion) crowed loudly, and

the Lion fled away as fast as he could. The Ass, observing his

trepidation at the mere crowing of a Cock summoned courage to

attack him, and galloped after him for that purpose. He had run

no long distance, when the Lion, turning about, seized him and

tore him to pieces.



False confidence often leads into danger.





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