|275. The Crow And The Sheep|
A troublesome Crow seated herself on
the back of a Sheep. The Sheep, much against his will, carried her backward and forward for a long time, and at last said, "If you had treated a dog in this way, you would have had your deserts from his sharp teeth." To this the Crow replied, "I despise the weak, and yield to the strong. I know whom I may bully, and whom I must flatter; and I thus prolong my life to a good old age."
一只讨厌的乌鸦，站在一只羊背上。 那只羊，非常不情愿地载着它前前后后走了许多的地方，最后说道：「如果你用这样的法子去对待一只狗，你早晚会从他锐利的牙齿中得到应得的报应了。」 听了这些话，乌鸦回答说：「我是轻视弱者，服从强者的。 我知道谁可以侮谩，谁应该奉承；我也因此延长我的生命以至永享天年。」