A lion prowled about a pasture where four bulls were grazing. He tried several times to capture them, but each time, the bulls formed a circle and wherever he went, he was met by their horns.
One day, the four Bulls had a quarrel and each went to a seperate corner of the pasture. This was what the lion had been waiting for, and one by one he attacked the bulls and made an end of them.
Well fed and contented, the lion thought, "Those silly beasts would still be grazing had they remembered:
United we stand;divided we fall. "
Aesop was a Greek slave who lived about 3000 years ago. Through his clever animal fables, he showed the wise and foolish behavior of men. It was because of these fables that he became famous. Some people think that Aesop gained his freedom through these also when one of his masters was so delighted by his wisdom that he gave Aesop his freedom. It is also said that Aesop was an honored guest at the courts of kings. Aesop's fables were passed down the generations verbally since he never wrote them down. It was more than 200 years after his death that the first collection of his fables appeared that Aesop told in the hills of Greece so long ago.
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