The Lion and the Boar

On a Summer day, when the great
heat induced a general thirst
among the beasts, a Lion and a
Boar came at the same moment to a
small well to drink. They
fiercely disputed which of them
should drink first, and were soon
engaged in the agonies of a
mortal combat. When they stopped
suddenly to catch their breath
for a fiercer renewal of the
fight, they saw some Vultures
waiting in the distance to feast
on the one that should fall
first. They at once made up their


quarrel, saying, "It is better for us to make friends, than to become the food of Crows or Vultures."

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