The Cock and the Lion


A mule and a cock lived in a farmyard together. One day a hungry lion passed by and resolved to make a meal of him. Now, there is nothing a lion hates so much as the crowing of a cock, and when the cock saw the beast attacking his friend he crowed as hard as he could, and the lion fled. Mightily amused to think that the lion would run from a mere bird the mule ran after him. The lion waited until the silly mule caught up with him and then turned sharply and made an end to him.