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.
learnt that Nothing escapes the master’s eye.