|267. The Lion And The Eagle|
An Eagle stayed his flight, and entr
eated a Lion to make an alliance with him to their mutualadvantage. The Lion replied, "I have no objection, but you must excuse me for requiring you to find surety for your good faith; for how can I trust any one as a friend, who is a
ble to fly away from his bargainwhenever he pleases?"
Try before you trust.