So the rooster strutted into the stables and settled down for a nap. When the horses came in later, though, they stamped up and down with their large hooves, making the rooster fear for his life.
"See here!" he squawked at the horses. "If you promise not to tread upon me, I promise not to tread upon you!"
Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 439.
Notes: This fable is not part of the classical Aesop tradition.