The Ass in the Lion’s Skin

After putting on a lion’s skin, an ass roamed about and amused himself by frightening all the foolish animals encountered. Upon meeting a fox, he tried to scare him as well, but once Reynard heard his voice, he said, “I would’ve been frightened, too, but your braying gave you away.”

Old Learning: Those who assume a character not suited to them generally betray themselves by overacting.

New Take

Not looking beyond obvious is sign of foolishness.

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