Clothed in the Lion's skin, the young Ass strutted forth believing himself a very Lion, and causing men to flee before him in terror.
It chanced that as a lion was eating meat a bone stuck in his throat. The throat became swollen, he could not take food, his suffering was terrible. The crane seeing him, asked, ‘What ails thee, friend?’
The Lion, finding the insect would not be brushed away, was fain to accept the challenge; so to it they went.