The Sick Stag

: Aesop's Fables

A SICK STAG lay down in a quiet corner of its pasture-ground.

His companions came in great numbers to inquire after his health,

and each one helped himself to a share of the food which had been

placed for his use; so that he died, not from his sickness, but

from the failure of the means of living.

Evil companions bring more hurt than profit.