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.

It is easy to kick a man that is down.


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

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