The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion

: Aesop's Fables

THE ASS and the Fox, having entered into partnership together for

their mutual protection, went out into the forest to hunt. They

had not proceeded far when they met a Lion. The Fox, seeing

imminent danger, approached the Lion and promised to contrive for

him the capture of the Ass if the Lion would pledge his word not

to harm the Fox. Then, upon assuring the Ass that he would not

be injured, the Fox led him to a deep pit and arranged that he

should fall into it. The Lion, seeing that the Ass was secured,

immediately clutched the Fox, and attacked the Ass at his