The Fox and the Thorn Bush

A fox, to escape the peril of the chase, leapt into a thorn bush, whose thorns hurt him sore. Thereupon the fox, weeping in his anguish, said to the thorn bush, "I am come to thee as to my refuge, and thou hast hurt me to the death." Then the thorn bush said to the fox, "Thou hast erred, and well thou hast beguiled thyself, for thou thought to have taken me as thou art accustomed to taking chickens and hens."