The Wild Ass And The Lion
A Wild Ass and a Lion entered into an alliance so that they might
capture the beasts of the forest with greater ease. The Lion agreed
to assist the Wild Ass with his strength, while the Wild Ass gave
the Lion the benefit of his greater speed. When they had taken as
many beasts as their necessities required, the Lion undertook to distribute
the prey, and for this purpose divided it into three shares. "I will
take the first share," he said, "because I am King: and the second
share, as a partner with you in the chase: and the third share (believe
me) will be a source of great evil to you, unless you willingly resign
it to me, and set off as fast as you can."
Might makes right.