To drive tormenting flies away
A Hedgehog offered him his aid:
"No, Sir, I thank you," Reynard said;
"Already I have borne the ill;
These of my blood have suck'd their fill;
And should we now these robbers chase,
A hungry swarm would take their place."
Source: Boothby - Aesop 2.43
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