A HERDSMAN who had lost a bullock entreated the gods to bring him
the thief, and vowed he would sacrifice a goat to them. Just then
a Lion, his jaws dripping with bullock's blood, approached the
'I thank you, good deities,' said the Herdsman, continuing his
prayer, 'for showing me the thief. And now if you will take him
away, I will stand another goat.'