Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
150. The Bull and the Goat (Perry 217)
A BULL, escaping from a Lion, hid in a cave which some shepherds had
recently occupied. As soon as he entered, a He-Goat left in the cave sharply
attacked him with his horns. The Bull quietly addressed him: 'Butt away
as much as you will. I have no fear of you, but of the Lion. Let that
monster go away and I will soon let you know what is the respective strength
of a Goat and a Bull.'
It shows an evil disposition to take advantage of a friend in distress.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google