The Wasp and the Snake

: Aesop's Fables

A WASP seated himself upon the head of a Snake and, striking him

unceasingly with his stings, wounded him to death. The Snake,

being in great torment and not knowing how to rid himself of his

enemy, saw a wagon heavily laden with wood, and went and

purposely placed his head under the wheels, saying, "At least my

enemy and I shall perish together."