Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The Lion Beaten by Man....a fable by Jean de la Fontaine
A picture once was shown,
In which one man, alone,
Upon the ground had thrown
A lion fully grown.
Much gloried at the sight the rabble.
A lion thus rebuked their babble:—
That you have got the victory there,
There is no contradiction.
But, gentles, possibly you are
The dupes of easy fiction:
Had we the art of making pictures,
Perhaps our champion had beat yours!"
Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
An African Proverb