The Mouse and the Bull

A bull was bitten by a mouse, and, pained by the wound, tried to capture him. The mouse, however, reached his hole in safety. The bull dug into the walls with his horns until, wearied, he crouched down and slept by the hole.

The mouse, peeping out, crept up his flank and, again biting him, retreated to his hole. The bull rising up, and not knowing what to do, was sadly perplexed. The mouse murmured, "The great do not always prevail."

There are times when the small and lowly are the strongest to do mischief.