A HOUND having started a Hare from his form, after a long run, gave up the chase. A Goat-herd seeing him stop, mocked him, saying, "The little one is the best runner of the two." The Hound replied, "You do not see the difference between us: I was only running for a dinner, but he, for his life."
THE Woodcutters cut down a Mountain Oak, split it in pieces, making wedges of its own branches for dividing the trunk, and for saving their labor. The Oak said with a sigh, "I do not care about the blows