The Hart in the Ox-Stall

: Aesop's Fables

A Hart hotly pursued by the hounds fled for refuge into an

ox-stall, and buried itself in a truss of hay, leaving nothing to

be seen but the tips of his horns. Soon after the Hunters came up

and asked if any one had seen the Hart. The stable boys, who had

been resting after their dinner, looked round, but could see

nothing, and the Hunters went away. Shortly afterwards the master

came in, and looking round, saw that something unusual had taken

place. He pointed to the truss of hay and said: "What are those

two curious things sticking out of the hay?" And when the stable

boys came to look they discovered the Hart, and soon made an end

of him. He thus learnt that

Nothing escapes the master's eye.