The Lion And The Hare
A Lion came across a Hare, who was fast asleep. He was just in the
act of seizing her, when a fine young Hart trotted by, and he left
the Hare to follow him. The Hare, scared by the noise, awoke and scudded
away. The Lion was unable after a long chase to catch the Hart, and
returned to feed upon the Hare. On finding that the Hare also had
run off, he said, "I am rightly served, for having let go of the food
that I had in my hand for the chance of obtaining more."