The Lion, The Wolf, and The Fox
Three great hunters
Entered into an equal alliance.
Reynard the Fox,
Master hunter of all beguiling prey.
The dire grey wolf,
He that hunts the most vigourous quarry.
The great lion,
Hunter of the mightiest beasts of all.
Went to work
And piling up all the game they’d subdued.
The heap of fare,
And King Noble chose the wolf to divide.
Dealt it all out,
In equal portions relating to size.
Came with a roar,
And a dreadful strike of his mighty paw.
Was knocked aside…
“You, Reynard, shall now divide!” said Noble.
Thought and said
To King Noble,
“The whole of it belongs to you, of course.”
Which you will not.”
“For the lion’s share is ~ the lion’s share.”
“Where did your learn~
The etiquette of proper divisions?”
Smiled and said,
“From that poor soul ~
Our old righteous friend with the trembling legs.”