The Horse And The Stag

The Horse and the Stag - The Horse And The StagA Horse had the whole range of a meadow to himself; but a Stag coming and damaging the pasture, the Horse, anxious to have his revenge, asked a Man if he could not assist him in punishing the Stag.

“Yes,” said the Man, “only let me put a bit in your mouth, and get upon your back, and I will find the weapons.”

The Horse agreed, and the Man mounted accordingly; but instead of getting his revenge, the Horse has been from that time forward the slave of Man.

Revenge is too dearly purchased at the price of liberty.