|166. The Crab And The Fox|
A Crab, forsaking the sea-shore, chose a
neighbouring green meadow as its feeding ground. A Fox came across him, and being very much famished ate him up. Just as he was on the point of being eaten he said, "I well deserve my fate; for what business had I on t
he land, when by my nature and habits I am only adapted for the sea?"
Contentment with our lot is an element of happiness.
一只蟹离开海滨，挑了一块邻近的青草地，当做它的食场。 一只狐狸走过它的面前，因为非常饥饿，就吃掉它。 它正要被狐狸吞食的时候，自言自语说道：「我真是自作自受！因为在我的天性和习惯上，我是适合住在海里的，我为什么还要跑到岸上来呢？」