|274. The Ass And The Horse|
An Ass besought a Horse to spare him
a small portion of his feed. "Yes," said he; "if any remains out of what I am now eating I will give it you, for the sake of my own superior dignity; and if you will come when I shall reach my own stall in the evening, I will give you
a little sack full of barley." The Ass replied: "Thank you. I can't think that you, who refuse me a little matter now, will by and by confer on me a greater benefit."
一只驴子请求一匹马节省一小部分的饲料来给它。 马说：「好的，为了我自己高贵的尊严，如果我现在吃的有剩下来的话，我就给你；晚上我回自己的马厩里，你如果肯来，我就给你满满一小袋大麦。」 驴子回答说：「谢谢你，。 我不相信你现在拒绝我一点小小的请求，而过一会儿却肯给我一个更大的好处。」