|235. The Birds, The Beasts, And The Bat|
The Birds waged war with
the Beasts, and each party were by turns the conquerors. A Bat, fearing the uncertain issues of the fight, always betook himself to that side which was the strongest. When peace was proclaimed, his deceitful conduct
was apparent to both the combatants. Therefore being condemned by each for his treachery, he was driven forth from the light of day, and henceforth concealed himself in dark hiding-places, flying always alone and at night.
鸟兽宣战，双方各互有胜负。 有一只蝙蝠总是依附在强的那一方。 宣告和平的时候，它欺骗的行为，被交战的双方都看穿了，因此双方都判定它奸诈之罪，它就被赶出了阳光之外。 从此以后，自己只好藏身在黑暗的地方，总在晚上的时候才独自飞出来。