The Lion went once a-hunting along with the Fox,
the Jackal, and the Wolf.
They hunted and they hunted till at last they
saw a Stag, and soon took its life.
Then came the question how the spoil should be
"Give me quarter of this Stag," roared the
Lion; so the other animals skinned it and cut it
into four parts.
Then the Lion took his stand in front of the
audience and pronounced judgment: The first
quarter is for me in my capacity as King of
Beasts; the second is mine as judge; another
share comes to me for my part in the chase; and
as for the fourth quarter, well, as for that, I
should like to see which of you will dare to lay
a paw upon it."
"Humph," grumbled the Fox as he walked away with
his tail between his legs; but he spoke in a low
"You may share the labours of the great, but you
will not share the spoil."