The Ape and the Fox

The Fables of Phædrus
The Greedy Man is not willing to give even from his superabundance.
An Ape asked a Fox for a part of her tail, that he might decently cover his naked hinder parts therewith; but the ill-natured creature replied: “Although it grow even longer than it is, still I will sooner drag it through mud and brambles, than give you ever so small a part thereof.”