Saturday, September 25, 2010

Herford: The Man and the Lion

A Lion and a Man, as they
Were walking in a park one day,
Exchanging stories of their strength
And deeds of valor, came at length
Upon the statue of a Man
Slaying a Lion. Then began
A wrangle. Said the Man, "I call
That true to nature." " Not at all!"
The Lion roared. "You think it true
Because it shows Man's point of view.
If it were mine, the Man would not
Be seen!" Exclaimed the other, "What!
No Man at all?" " Oh, yes," replied
The Lion, "he would be inside!"

Source: Herford Aesop 12.
Leo et Statua

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