The Ass And The Charger
An Ass congratulated a Horse on being so ungrudgingly and carefully
provided for, while he himself had scarcely enough to eat and not
even that without hard work. But when war broke out, a heavily armed
soldier mounted the Horse, and riding him to the charge, rushed into
the very midst of the enemy. The Horse was wounded and fell dead on
the battlefield. Then the Ass, seeing all these things, changed his
mind, and commiserated the Horse.