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Ὄνος καὶ ἀλώπηξ καὶ λέων (Αἴσωπος)

The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion Yn Assyl, yn Shynnagh as yn Lion
George Fyler Townsend Edward Faragher
English Manx
THE ASS and the Fox, having entered into partnership together for their mutual protection, went out into the forest to hunt. Va assyl as shynnagh, ayns commee son nyn vendeilys as sauchys, hie ad magh ayns y cheyll dy shelg.
They had not proceeded far when they met a Lion. Cha row ad er gholl feer foddey tra veeit ad rish lion.
The Fox, seeing imminent danger, approached the Lion and promised to contrive for him the capture of the Ass if the Lion would pledge his word not to harm the Fox. Yn shynnagh, fakin dy row ad ayns gaue, hayrn eh er gerrey da'n lion as ren eh gialdyn dy gheddyn magh saase dy hayrtyn yn assyl, my yinnagh eh cur e ockle gyn dy chur yn bioys echey hene ayns gaue.
Then, upon assuring the Ass that he would not be injured, the Fox led him to a deep pit and arranged that he should fall into it. Er yn lion shickyragh da nagh jinnagh eh assee da, ren yn shynnagh leeideil yn assyl gys ooig dowin, as ren eh saasaghey dy jinnagh yn assyl lhieggey sheese ayns shen.
The Lion, seeing that the Ass was secured, immediately clutched the Fox, and attacked the Ass at his leisure. Yn lion, fakin dy row yn assyl shickyr, chelleeragh ghreim eh yn shynnagh as eisht d'ee eh yn assyl ayns traa va jesh da.

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