The Lion, the Fox, and the Ass

THE LION, the Fox and the Ass entered into an agreement to assist

each other in the chase. Having secured a large booty, the Lion

on their return from the forest asked the Ass to allot his due

portion to each of the three partners in the treaty. The Ass

carefully divided the spoil into three equal shares and modestly

requested the two others to make the first choice. The Lion,

bursting out into a great rage, devoured the Ass. Then he

requested the Fox to do him the favor to make a division. The

Fox accumulated all that they had killed into one large heap and

left to himself the smallest possible morsel. The Lion said,

"Who has taught you, my very excellent fellow, the art of

division? You are perfect to a fraction." He replied, "I learned

it from the Ass, by witnessing his fate."

Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others.

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