A Man and a Lion traveled together through the forest. They soon
began to boast of their respective superiority to each other in
strength and prowess. As they were disputing, they passed a
statue carved in stone, which represented "a Lion strangled by a Man."
The traveler pointed to it and said: "See there! How strong we are,
and how we prevail over even the king of beasts." The Lion replied:
"This statue was made by one of you men. If we Lions knew how
to erect statues, you would see the Man placed under the paw of
One story is good, till another is told.
(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)