The Ass and His Driver

: Aesop's Fables

AN ASS, being driven along a high road, suddenly started off and

bolted to the brink of a deep precipice. While he was in the act

of throwing himself over, his owner seized him by the tail,

endeavoring to pull him back. When the Ass persisted in his

effort, the man let him go and said, "Conquer, but conquer to

your cost."