The Lion The Mouse And The Fox
A Lion, fatigued by the heat of a summer's day, fell fast asleep in
his den. A Mouse ran over his mane and ears and woke him from his
slumbers. He rose up and shook himself in great wrath, and searched
every corner of his den to find the Mouse. A Fox seeing him said:
"A fine Lion you are, to be frightened of a Mouse." "'Tis not the
Mouse I fear," said the Lion; "I resent his familiarity and ill-breeding."
Little liberties are great offenses.