|24. The Man And The Lion|
A man and a lion travelled togeth
er through the forest. They soon began to boast of their respectivesuperiority to each other in strength and prowess. As they were disputing, they passed a statue, carved in stone, which represented "a Lion strangled
by a Man." The traveller pointed to it and said: "See there! How strong we are, and how we prevail over even the king of beasts." The Lion replied: "That statue was made by one of you men. If we Lions knew how to erect statues, you would see the Man placed under the paw of the Lion."
One story is good, till another is told.
一个人和一只狮子一起旅行，穿过树林。 他们各自夸口，自己的力量和勇猛超越对方。 他们正在争辩的时候，经过一个刻在石上的雕像前，这是《一只狮子被一个人勒死》的雕像。 旅人指着雕像说：「瞧吧！ 我们多强壮啊，我们可以征服百兽之王呢！」 狮子回答说：「这个雕像是你们人类做的呀。 如果我们狮子也知道怎样建立雕像，你便会看见人被踩在狮子的脚爪底下了。」 直到另一个故事说出之前，一个故事是好故事。