The Manslayer (fable)
A MAN committed a murder, and was pursued by the relations of the man whom he murdered.
On his reaching the river Nile he saw a Lion on its bank and, being fearfully afraid, climbed up a tree. He found a serpent in the upper branches of the tree, and again being greatly alarmed, he threw himself into the river, where a crocodile caught him and ate him.
Thus the earth, the air, and the water alike refused shelter to a murderer.