The Two Men Who Were Enemies

: Aesop's Fables

TWO MEN, deadly enemies to each other, were sailing in the same

vessel. Determined to keep as far apart as possible, the one

seated himself in the stem, and the other in the prow of the

ship. A violent storm arose, and with the vessel in great danger

of sinking, the one in the stern inquired of the pilot which of

the two ends of the ship would go down first. On his replying

that he supposed it would be the prow, the Man said, "Death would

not be grievous to me, if I could only see my Enemy die before