The Lion’s Share

The Lion’s Share

<p><p>The Lion went once a-hunting along with the Fox, the Jackal, and the Wolf. They
hunted and they hunted till at last they surprised a Stag, and soon took its life.
Then came the question how the spoil should be divided. &#147;Quarter me this
Stag,&#148; roared the Lion; so the other animals skinned it and cut it into four
parts. Then the Lion took his stand in front of the carcass and pronounced judgment:
&#147;The first quarter is for me in my capacity as King of Beasts; the second
is mine as arbiter; another share comes to me for my part in the chase; and as
for the fourth quarter, well, as for that, I should like to see which of you will
dare to lay a paw upon it.&#148; <br>
&#147;Hump,&#148; grumbled the Fox as he walked away with his tail between his
legs; but he spoke in a low growl&#151;<br>
<p>&#147;YOU MAY SHARE THE LABOURS OF THE GREAT, BUT YOU WILL NOT SHARE THE SPOIL.&#148;