The Lion The Bear And The Fox
A Lion and a Bear seized a Kid at the same moment, and fought fiercely
for its possession. When they had fearfully lacerated each other and
were faint from the long combat, they lay down exhausted with fatigue.
A Fox, who had gone round them at a distance several times, saw them
both stretched on the ground with the Kid lying untouched in the middle.
He ran in between them, and seizing the Kid scampered off as fast
as he could. The Lion and the Bear saw him, but not being able to
get up, said, "Woe be to us, that we should have fought and belabored
ourselves only to serve the turn of a Fox."
It sometimes happens that one man has all the toil, and another all