A Lion got shut into a farmyard by a Farmer. The Lion attacked all the Farmer’s animals until the Farmer released him. Silly Farmer!
Do not take on more than you can handle.
A lion entered a farmyard. The Farmer, wishing to catch him, shut the gate. When the Lion found that he could not escape, he flew upon the sheep and killed them, and then attacked the oxen. The Farmer, beginning to be alarmed for his own safety, opened the gate and released the Lion. On his departure the Farmer grievously lamented the destruction of his sheep and oxen, but his wife, who had been a spectator to all that took place, said, “On my word, you are rightly served, for how could you for a moment think of shutting up a Lion along with you in your farmyard when you know that you shake in your shoes if you only hear his roar at a distance?”
Leo in Stabulum Ingressus
Leo in agricolae stabulum ingressus erat, quem cum agricola comprehendere vellet, stabuli portam continuo clausit. Belua ita inclusa, cum egredi ullo modo nequiret, primum quidem pecudes discerpsit, ac deinde ad boves quoque sternendos se convertit. Tunc sibi agricola metuens, ianuam subito reseravit. Ita, leone digresso, cum mulier gementem virum vidisset, “Tibi quidem digna,” ait, “evenere. Quonam enim consilio eum hic claudere voluisti, quem procul etiam formidare oportebat?”