The Wolf and the Lion

: Aesop's Fables

ROAMING BY the mountainside at sundown, a Wolf saw his own shadow

become greatly extended and magnified, and he said to himself,

"Why should I, being of such an immense size and extending nearly

an acre in length, be afraid of the Lion? Ought I not to be

acknowledged as King of all the collected beasts?' While he was

indulging in these proud thoughts, a Lion fell upon him and

killed him. He exclaimed with a too late repentance, "Wretched

me! this overestimation of myself is the cause of my