The Man and the Lion

人與獅子

A man and a lion traveled together through the forest. They soon began to boast of their respective superiority to each other in strength and prowess.

一個人和一隻獅子一同旅行,穿過樹林。不久,他們開始相互吹噓自己的力量和勇氣勝過對方。

As they were disputing, they passed a statue carved in stone, which represented "a lion strangled by a man."

他們正在爭辯的時候,經過一個刻在石頭上的雕像,顯示「一隻獅子被一個人勒死」。

The traveler pointed to it and said: "See there! How strong we are, and how we prevail over even the king of beasts."

旅行的人指著雕像說:「瞧瞧那裡!我們多麼強壯啊,我們甚至可以戰勝百獸之王哪!」

The lion replied: "This statue was made by one of you men. If we lions knew how to erect statues, you would see the man placed under the paw of the lion."

獅子回答說:「這個雕像是你們人類做的啊!如果我們獅子也知道怎樣建立雕像,你便會看見人被擺在獅子的腳爪底下了。」

One story is good, till another is told.

一個故事是好的,直到說出另一個故事為止。