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Fable Aesop
The Ass, The Fox, And The Lion
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The Ass and the Fox, having entered into partnership together
for their mutual protection, went out into the forest to hunt.
They had not proceeded far when they met a Lion. The Fox,
seeing imminent danger, approached the Lion and promised to
contrive for him the capture of the Ass if the Lion would pledge
his word not to harm the Fox. Then, upon assuring the Ass that
he would not be injured, the Fox led him to a deep pit and
arranged that he should fall into it. The Lion, seeing that the Ass
was secured, immediately clutched the Fox, and attacked the Ass
at his leisure.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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