A man committed a murder, and was pursued by the relations of the
man whom he murdered. On his reaching the river Nile he saw a Lion
on its bank and being fearfully afraid, climbed up a tree. He found
a serpent in the upper branches of the tree, and again being greatly
alarmed, he threw himself into the river, where a crocodile caught
him and ate him. Thus the earth, the air, and the water alike refused
shelter to a murderer.