Once upon a time, a lion, a fox, and a donkey set off for a day’s hunting. They made an agreement to have an equal share of what was caught. After a time, they were able to kill a fat buck. The lion asked the donkey to divide the prize. The obliging donkey cut up the buck into three equal parts then invited the lion to take his choice. This made the lion so furious and killed the donkey with his powerful blow.
Then the lion told the fox to divide the meat. The fox was cunning. He put aside a big heap for the lions share and kept only a small piece for himself.
On seeing this, the lion looked very pleased and said” Master fox, this needs the most satisfactory divisor. Who taught you to be so clever?
“The dead donkey has been my teacher,” replied the fox. “From his foolish conduct I have learned to be wise.”