The Horse and the Stag
At one time
the Horse had the
plain entirely to himself.
Then a Stag
his domain and shared his pasture.
desiring to revenge
himself on the stranger, asked a man if he were willing to help him in
punishing the Stag.
replied that if the
Horse would receive a bit in his mouth and agree to carry him, he would
contrive effective weapons against the Stag.
consented and allowed
the man to mount him. From that hour he found that instead of obtaining
revenge on the Stag, he had enslaved himself to the service of man.