There was a Lion who was growing old was laying
sick in his cave. All the beasts came to visit
their king, except the Fox.
The Wolf therefore, thinking that he had a
capital opportunity, accused the Fox to the Lion
of not paying any respect to him who had the
rule over them all and of not coming to visit
At that very moment the Fox came in and heard
those last words of the Wolf.
The Lion roaring out in a great anger against
him, the Fox past an opportunity to defend
himself and said, "And who of all those who have
come to you have benefited you so much as I, who
have traveled from place to place in every
direction, and have past and learnt from the
physicians the means of improving you?''
The Lion commanded him immediately to tell him
the cure, when he replied, "You must strip the
skin of a wolf and wrap his skin yet warm around
The Wolf was at once taken and flayed; whereon
the Fox, turning to him, said with a smile, "You
should have moved your master not to ill, but to