|97. The Wild Ass And The Lion|
A Wild Ass and a Lion entered into a
n alliance, that they might capture the beasts of the forest with the greater ease. The Lion agreed to assist the Wild Ass with his strength, while the Wild Ass gave the Lion the benefit of his greater speed. When they
had taken as many beasts as their necessities required, the Lion undertook to distribute the prey, and for this purpose divided it into three shares. "I shall take the first share," he said, "because I am King, and the second share, as
a partner with you in the chase, and the third share (believe me) will be a source of great evil to you, unless you willinglyresign it to me, and set off as fast as you can."
Might makes right.
一只野驴和一只狮子结成联盟，这样他们捕捉树林中的野兽，可以更容易一些。 狮子同意以它的力量帮助野驴，而野驴则给狮子它迅速追逐的好处。 当它们已得到它们所需要的野兽时，狮子便分配获得的东西，它将收获分成三等份，。 它说：「我拿第一份，因为我是兽王；再拿这第二份，因为追逐时是你的帮手；至于第三份（你相信我吧）对你是非常不利的，除非你愿意把它让给我，而且赶快滚开。」