~ 7. The Lion Cub and Man ~



"Don't fight Man," said the Lion to his Cub, but the Cub didn't listen. The Cub went looking for Man.
He saw a Bull. "Are you Man?"
"No, I bear Man's yoke."
Next he saw a Horse. "Are you Man?"
"No, Man rides me."
Then he saw someone splitting logs with wedges: a Man!
"Fight me, Man!" said the Cub.
"I will! But first, help me split this log."
When the Cub put his paws in the crack, Man knocked out the wedge, trapping the Cub's paws.
The Cub finally pulled loose and went home with bloody paws, lesson learned.

Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 10 in the book, which is Perry 706.

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