A Horse, proud of his fine trappings, met an Ass on the highway. The Ass being heavily laden moved slowly out of the way. “Hardly,” said the Horse, “can I resist kicking you with my heels.” The Ass held his peace, and made only a silent appeal to the justice of the gods.Â
Not long afterward, the Horse, having become broken-winded, was sent by his owner to the farm. The Ass, seeing him drawing a dung-cart, thus derided him.
“Where, O boaster, are now all thy gay trappings, thou who art thyself reduced to the condition you so lately treated with contempt?”
Moral : Always respect and be polite to others.