~ 70. The Deer in the Stable ~



Fleeing a hunter and his dogs, a deer ran inside a stable.
"Let me hide here!" she said.
The oxen agreed, and the deer hid in one of the stalls.
A stableboy came in, carelessly did his work, and left. He didn't even notice the deer in the stall.
The deer rejoiced. "I'm safe now!"
"Just wait," the oxen said.
Then the farmer came. As he looked around, he noticed the deer. "What are you doing here?" he shouted. "You don't belong here!"
Then the farmer chased the deer out of the stable right into the path of the hunter.

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 157 in the book, which is Perry 492.



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