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A lion found a hare sleeping in her form [ 'a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass' ] , and was just going to devour her when he caught sight of a passing stag.
Dropping the hare, he at once made for the bigger game, but finding, after a long chase, that he could not overtake the stag, he abandoned the attempt , and came back for the hare.
When he reached the spot, however, he found she was nowhere to be seen, and he had to go without his dinner.
"It serves me right", he said, "I should have been content with what I had got, instead of hankering after a better prize."