The Lion and the Fox

A fox agreed to wait upon a lion in the capacity of a servant. Each for a time performed the part belonging to his station; the fox used to point out the prey, and the lion fell upon it and seized it. But the fox, beginning to think himself as good a beast as his master, begged to be allowed to hunt the game instead of finding it. His request was granted, but as he was in the act of making a descent upon a herd, the huntsmen came out upon him, and he was himself made the prize.