The Lion, The Ass, And The Fox Hunting
THE LION, the Ass, and the Fox formed a party to go out hunting. They took a large booty, and when the sport ended, bethought themselves of having a hearty meal. The Lion bade the Ass allot the spoil. So, dividing it into three equal parts, the Ass begged his friends to make their choice; at which the Lion, in great indignation, fell upon the Ass and tore him to pieces. He then bade the Fox to make a division; who, gathering the whole into one great heap, reserved but the smallest mite for himself.
Ah! friend, says the Lion,
who taught you to make so equitable a division?
I wanted no other lesson, replied the Fox,
than the Asses fate.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.