Then he saw a hare fell asleep beneath a shady tree. He moved quietly toward it, thinking, “At last! Here is a delicious meal sitting and waiting for me!”
He was about to catch the hare when a fine young deer trotted by. The lion thought, “Now there is an even better dinner!” He turned and chased the deer. The noise woke the hare, so he hopped away quickly.
After a long chase, the lion failed to catch the deer. Being so tired, he came back to look for the hare but found that it had run away.
“How fool I am!” the lion grumbled as his empty stomach growled. “It serves me right for losing the food that was almost mine, just for the chance of getting more!”