The Boar and The Ass

A Boar was insulted by an Ass but wisely avoided conflict with nothing more than a curt comment.

The impudent sometimes escape the effects of their impudence.

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Boar and AssA little scamp of an Ass meeting in a forest with a Boar, came up to him and hailed him with impudent familiarity. The Boar was about to resent the insult by ripping up the Ass’s flank, but, wisely stifling his passion, he contented himself with saying, “Go, you sorry beast; I could easily and amply be revenged upon you, but I do not care to foul my tusks with the blood of so base a creature.”