The Dogs and the Fox

by Aesop

SOME DOGS, finding the skin of a lion, began to tear it in pieces with their teeth. A Fox, seeing them, said: If this lion were alive, you would soon find out that his claws were stronger than your teeth.

Moral:
It is easy to kick a man that is down.

Source:

Aesop's Fables
Copyright 1881
Translator: unknown
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.
 

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