The Lion, the Ass, and the Fox who went hunting

One day the lion, the ass, and the fox went hunting together, and it was agreed that whatever they caught would be shared between them. After killing a large stag, they decided to have a hearty meal. The lion asked the ass to divide the spoils, and after the ass made three equal parts, he told his friends to take their pick, whereupon the lion, in great indignation, seized the ass and tore him to pieces. He then told the fox to divide the spoils, and the fox gathered everything into one great pile except for a tiny portion that he reserved for himself.

“Ah, friend,” asked the lion, “who taught you to divide things so equally?”

“I needed no other lesson,” replied the fox, “than the ass’s fate.”

Old Learning: Better to learn from the mistakes of others than by your own.

New Take

Teaming up with wrong people will end you up in trouble. Even if he was in team with lion, why did the vegetarian Ass taking share of meat? Take what you need.

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