The Man and the Lion

Once upon a time a man and a lion were journeying together and came at length to high words, which was the braver and stronger creature of the two. As the dispute waxed warmer they happened to pass by, on the roadside, a statue of a man strangling a lion. "See there," said the man; "what more undeniable proof can you have of our superiority than that?" "That," said the lion, "is your version of the story; let us be the sculptors, and for one lion under the feet of a man, you?ll have twenty men under the paw of a lion."