Aeosp's Fables: The wolf and his shadow
Roaming by the mountainside at sundown, a wolf saw his own shadow become greatly extended and magnified, and he said to himself,
-"Why should I, being of such an immense size and extending nearly an acre in length, be afraid of the lion? Ought I not to be acknowledged as King of all the collected beasts?"
While he was indulging in these proud thoughts, a lion fell upon him and killed him. He exclaimed with a too late repentance,
-"Wretched me! this overestimation of myself is the cause of my destruction."