The Four Oxen and the Lion

: Aesop's Fables

A Lion used to prowl about a field in which Four Oxen used to

dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came

near they turned their tails to one another, so that whichever way

he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them. At

last, however, they fell a-quarrelling among themselves, and each

went off to pasture alone in a separate corner of the field. Then

the Lion attacked them one by one and soon made an end of all


United we stand, divided we fall.