Image Source: Medieval image of the tiger.
M0139 (not in Perry). Source: De Vitry 7. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog, but it is a famous motif from the bestiary tradition. Pliny tells a story of hunters taking several tiger cubs and then dropping them one by one, thus slowing the tiger’s pursuit so that the hunter escapes with at least one. For other stories about reflections and mirrors, see the monkey and the mirror, #127, or the dog crossing the stream, #348.