An Ass besought a Horse 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.'