Ass, the Fox, and the Lion
ass and a fox went into partnership and sallied out to forage for food together. They hadn't gone far before
a lion coming their way, at which they were both dreadfully frightened.
the fox thought he saw a way of saving his own skin, and went boldly up to the lion and whispered in his ear,
that you shall get hold of the ass without the trouble of stalking
him, if you'll promise to let me go free."
lion agreed to this, and the fox then rejoined his companion and contrived before long to lead him by a
which some hunter had dug as a trap for wild animals, and
into which he fell.
the lion saw that the ass was safely caught and couldn't get away, it was to the fox that he first
turned his attention,
and he soon finished him off, and then at his leisure proceeded
to feast upon the ass.
a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.