A Boar Challenges an Ass

A Boar and an Ass were to fight. They came at each other with the Boar feeling confident of his tusks. The Ass then turned and kicked. Poor Boar!

Know your enemy and his tactics.

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Some hard words passed between a Boar and an Ass, and a challenge followed upon them. The Boar, priding himself upon his tusks, and comparing his head with the Ass’s head, looked forward to the fight with confidence. The time for the battle came. The combatants approached one another. The Boar rushed upon the Ass, who, suddenly turning round, let his hoofs fly with all his might right in the jaws of the Boar. The Boar staggered again. “Well, “said he, “who could have expected an attack from that end?”