The mice and the weasels had long been at war with each other and the mice were always defeated. At a meeting solemnly called they agreed that their defeat was due to wont of discipline and they called upon some of their number to command the others. They picked those of known valor and gallantry for this important position.
Proud of their job and wishing to attain some little attention they bound horns upon their heads for a crest. But the mice were again compelled to fly in the next fight and while the common herd escaped in their holes, the ones with the crests could not get their horns in and were caught and devoured.