The haughty ass, 1865.

The Ass.

An ass clothed himself in the skin of a lion, and acted as if he’d bring death to man and beast so that they would mistake him for a real lion. But when he lept proudly, his long ears stuck out from his lion skin cloak. The illusion was no more. He was captured, his glory was taken away, and he was made to transport goods. This story pertains to those scoundrels who lord over others.

[This story appeared right below yesterday’s crab story. And once again, the theme is unfortunately timeless.]

(Kuokoa, 3/23/1865, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 12, Aoao 4. Maraki 23, 1865.