AN ASS besought
to spare him a small portion of his feed. "Yes," said the Horse; "if any remains out of what I am now eating
I will give it you for the sake of my own superior dignity
, and if you will come when I reach my own stall
in the evening, I will give you a little sack full of barley
." The Ass replied, "Thank you. But I can't think that you, who refuse
me a little matter now. will by and by confer
on me a greater benefit."