Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
270. The Ass and the Horse (Perry 571)
AN ASS besought a Horse to spare him a small portion of his feed. 'Yes,'
said the Horse; 'if any remains out of what I am now eating I will give
it you for the sake of my own superior dignity, and if you will come when
I reach my own stall in the evening, I will give you a little sack full
of barley.' The Ass replied, 'Thank you. But I can't think that you, who
refuse me a little matter now. will by and by confer on me a greater benefit.'
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