A Hart hotly pursued by the hounds
fled for refuge into an ox-stall,
and buried itself in a truss of hay,
leaving nothing to be seen but the
tips of his horns.
Soon after the Hunters came up and
asked if any one had seen the Hart.
The stable boys, who had been
resting after their dinner, looked
round, but could see nothing, and
the Hunters went away.
Shortly afterwards the master came
in, and looking round, saw that
something unusual had taken place.
He pointed to the truss of hay and
said: "What are those two curious
things sticking out of the hay?"
And when the stable boys came to
look they discovered the Hart, and
soon made an end of him.
He thus learnt that: "Nothing
escapes the master's eye".
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"Nothing escapes the