The Ass in the Lion's Skin

: Aesop's Fables

An Ass once found a Lion's skin which the hunters had left out

in the sun to dry. He put it on and went towards his native

village. All fled at his approach, both men and animals, and he

was a proud Ass that day. In his delight he lifted up his voice

and brayed, but then every one knew him, and his owner came up and

gave him a sound cudgelling for the fright he had caused. And

shortly afterwards a Fox came up to him and said: "Ah, I knew you

by your voice."

Fine clothes may disguise, but

silly words will disclose a fool.