The Horse and the Stag





AT ONE TIME the Horse had the plain entirely to himself. Then a

Stag intruded into his domain and shared his pasture. The Horse,

desiring to revenge himself on the stranger, asked a man if he

were willing to help him in punishing the Stag. The man replied

that if the Horse would receive a bit in his mouth and agree to

carry him, he would contrive effective weapons against the Stag.

The Horse consented and allowed the man to mount him. From that

hour he found that instead of obtaining revenge on the Stag, he

had enslaved himself to the service of man.





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