The Kingdom of the Lion

The Beasts of the field and
forest had a Lion as their king.
He was neither wrathful, cruel,
nor tyrannical, but just and
gentle as a king could be. During
his reign he made a royal
proclamation for a general
assembly of all the birds and
beasts, and drew up conditions
for a universal league, in which
the Wolf and the Lamb, the
Panther and the Kid, the Tiger
and the Stag, the Dog and the
Hare, should live together in
perfect peace and amity. The Hare


said, "Oh, how I have longed to
see this day, in which the weak
shall take their place with
impunity by the side of the
strong." And after the Hare said
this, he ran for his life.

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