A lion came across a hare who was asleep in a thicket. He was just in the act of seizing her when a fine deer came trotting by. Leaving the hare he followed the deer. The hare frightened by the noise, awoke and ran away. After a very long chase the lion failed to catch the deer and cam back to feed on the hare. On finding that the hare also had gone he said, "I am served justice I ought be for having let go the food which I had in my hand for the chance of obtaining more."