~ 9. The Lion and the Man Debating ~

"I'm stronger than you!" roared the lion.
"No, you're not!" shouted the man. "I'm stronger than you, and I'll prove it."
The man took the lion to see a painting of a man killing a lion. "Just look at that!" he declared triumphantly.
"A man painted that painting," the lion scoffed. "If a lion could paint, he would paint a lion killing a man. Come on, and I'll show you some real proof."
The lion then took the man to the circus where a lion really was killing a man.
"This isn't pretend," the lion told him. "This is real."

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 13 in the book, which is Perry 284.

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