|5. The Bat And The Weasels|
A Bat falling upon the ground was
caught by a Weasel, whom he earnestlybesought his for life. The Weasel refused, saying, that he was by nature the enemy of all birds. The Bat assured him that he was not a bird, but a mouse, and thus saved his life. Shortly afterwards the Bat again fell on the ground, and was caught by another Weasel, whom he likewise entreated not to eat him. The Weasel said that he had a special hostility to mice. The Bat assured him th
at he was not a mouse, but a bat; and thus a second time escaped.
It is wise to turn circumstances to good account.
一只蝙蝠坠落到地面上来，被一只鼠狼捉住了，蝙蝠哀求讨饶。 鼠狼不答应，说它自己最爱和鸟类为敌。 蝙蝠便证明它自己不是鸟，只是一只老鼠，因此鼠狼就放了它。 不久这只蝙蝠又坠落到地上来，被另一只鼠狼捉住，它同样地哀求讨饶。 那鼠狼说它自己最恨老鼠，。 蝙蝠证明自己并不是老鼠，而是一只蝙蝠；因此，它第二次又安然地逃离危险了。