The Lion and the Hare
Lion came across a Hare, who was fast asleep. He was just in the act of
seizing her, when a fine young Hart trotted by, and he left the Hare to
The Hare, scared by the noise, awoke and scudded away. The Lion was unable after a long chase to catch the Hart, and returned to feed upon the Hare. On finding
that the Hare also had run off, he said, "I am rightly served, for having let go of the food that I had in my hand for the chance of obtaining more."