The Manslayer

A MAN committed a murder, and was pursued by the relations of the

man whom he murdered. On his reaching the river Nile he saw a

Lion on its bank and being fearfully afraid, climbed up a tree.

He found a serpent in the upper branches of the tree, and again

being greatly alarmed, he threw himself into the river, where a

crocodile caught him and ate him. Thus the earth, the air, and

the water alike refused shelter to a murderer.

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