A LION and a Bear seized a Kid at the same moment, and fought fiercely for its possession. When they had fearfully lacerated each other and were faint from the long combat, they lay down exhausted with fatigue. A Fox, who had gone round them at a distance several times, saw them both stretched on the ground with the Kid lying untouched in the middle. He ran in between them, and seizing the Kid scampered off as fast as he could. The Lion and the Bear saw him, but not being able to get up, said, "Woe be to us, that we should have fought and belabored ourselves only to serve the turn of a Fox."
Moral: It sometimes happens that one man has all the toil, and another all the profit
The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox Fable A Fable by Aesop
The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox
What is a Fable? A Fable is a very short story with a Moral. It features a plant, animal, mythical creature or inanimate object which is brought to life in the story (anthropomorphised). The moral is explained at the end of the fable.
Fables are described as succinct, brief, concise or very short stories with a moral.
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