In the beast fable, the moral or general truth is exemplified by the experiences of animals with human characteristics, as in Aesop's fable about a lion and a boar who fight over drinking rights at a spring while vultures look on awaiting their deaths. The fable concludes with this epigram:.
Strife and contention are ill things, which end in danger for all parties, if they have not the sense to be reconciled.
(See Allegory. )
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