The Fox and the Bramble

: Aesop's Fables

A FOX was mounting a hedge when he lost his footing and caught

hold of a Bramble to save himself. Having pricked and grievously

tom the soles of his feet, he accused the Bramble because, when

he had fled to her for assistance, she had used him worse than

the hedge itself. The Bramble, interrupting him, said, "But you

really must have been out of your senses to fasten yourself on

me, who am myself always accustomed to fasten upon others."