The Wild Ass and the Lion

: Aesop's Fables

A WILD ASS and a Lion entered into an alliance so that they might

capture the beasts of the forest with greater ease. The Lion

agreed to assist the Wild Ass with his strength, while the Wild

Ass gave the Lion the benefit of his greater speed. When they

had taken as many beasts as their necessities required, the Lion

undertook to distribute the prey, and for this purpose divided it

into three shares. "I will take the first share," he said,

"because I am King: and the second share, as a partner with you

in the chase: and the third share (believe me) will be a source

of great evil to you, unless you willingly resign it to me, and

set off as fast as you can."

Might makes right.