Moral: Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others.

The Lion, the Fox and the Ass entered into an agreement to assist each other in the chase.

Having secured a large booty, the Lion on their return from the forest asked the Ass to allot his due portion to each of the three partners in the treaty.

The Ass carefully divided the spoil into three equal shares and modestly requested the two others to make the first choice.

The Lion, bursting out into a great rage, devoured the Ass. Then he requested the Fox to do him the favor to make a division.

The Fox accumulated all that they had killed into one large heap and left to himself the smallest possible morsel.

The Lion said, “Who has taught you, my very excellent fellow, the art of division? You are perfect to a fraction.” He replied, “I learned it from the Ass, by witnessing his fate.”

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Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.

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