A quarrel had arisen between the
Horse and the Stag, so the Horse
came to a Hunter to ask his help to
take revenge on the Stag.
The Hunter agreed, but said: "If
you desire to conquer the Stag, you
must permit me to place this piece
of iron between your jaws, so that I
may guide you with these reins, and
allow this saddle to be placed upon
your back so that I may keep steady
upon you as we follow after the
The Horse agreed to the conditions,
and the Hunter soon saddled and
Then with the aid of the Hunter the
Horse soon overcame the Stag, and
said to the Hunter: "Now, get
off, and remove those things from my
mouth and back."
"Not so fast, friend," said
the Hunter. "I have now got you
under bit and spur, and prefer to
keep you as you are at present".
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"If you allow men to use you
for your own purposes, they will use
you for theirs"