Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
47. The Deer and The Lion (Perry
From the hounds the swift Deer sped away,
To his cave, where in past times he lay
Well concealed, unaware
Of a Lion couched there,
For a spring that soon made him his prey.
FATE CAN MEET AS WELL AS FOLLOW
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.