The Weasel And The Mice
A Weasel, inactive from age and infirmities, was not able to catch
mice as he once did. He therefore rolled himself in flour and lay
down in a dark corner. A Mouse, supposing him to be food, leaped upon
him, and was instantly caught and squeezed to death. Another perished
in a similar manner, and then a third, and still others after them.
A very old Mouse, who had escaped many a trap and snare, observed
from a safe distance the trick of his crafty foe and said, "Ah! you
that lie there, may you prosper just in the same proportion as you
are what you pretend to be!"