A controversy prevailed among the beasts of the field as to which
of the animals deserved the most credit for producing the greatest
number of whelps at a birth. They rushed clamorously into the presence
of the Lioness and demanded of her the settlement of the dispute.
"And you," they said, "how many sons have you at a birth?' The Lioness
laughed at them, and said: "Why! I have only one; but that one is
altogether a thoroughbred Lion."
The value is in the worth, not in the number.