The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion

An ass and a fox, having made a compact alliance, went out into the fields to hunt. They met a lion on the way. The fox, seeing the danger, made up to the lion and whispered that he would betray the ass into his power if he would promise to bear him harmless. The lion agreed and the Fox contrived to lead the ass into a snare. The lion no sooner saw the ass secured than he fell at once upon the fox, reserving the other for his next meal.