The Lion, the Bear and the Fox

Just as a great Bear rushed to seize a stray kid, a Lion leaped from another direction upon the same prey. The two fought furiously for the prize until they had received so many wounds that both sank down unable to continue the battle.

Just then a Fox dashed up, and seizing the kid, made off with it as fast as he could go, while the Lion and the Bear looked on in helpless rage.

"How much better it would have been," they said, "to have shared in a friendly spirit."

 

Moral

Those who have all the toil do not always get the profit.

The Woodcutter and the Axe

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The Wolves and the Sheep

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The Lion and the Gnat

"Away with you, vile insect!" said a Lion angrily to a Gnat that was buzzing around his head...

The Ass and the Lap Dog

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The Eagle and The Kite

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The Bat and the Weasels

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The Miller, His Son and the Ass

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The Wolf and the Ass

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The Lion, the Ass and the Fox

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