A Hart hotly pursued by the hounds fled for refuge into
an ox-stall, and buried itself in a truss of hay, leaving
nothing to be seen but the tips of his horns. Soon after the
Hunters came up and asked if any one had seen the Hart.
The stable boys, who had been resting after their dinner,
looked round, but could see nothing, and the Hunters
went away. Shortly afterwards the master came in, and
looking round, saw that something unusual had taken
place. He pointed to the truss of hay and said: ‘What are
those two curious things sticking out of the hay?’ And
when the stable boys came to look they discovered the
Hart, and soon made an end of him.
Moral Lesson: Nothing escapes the master’s eye.