At a great meeting of the beasts, the monkey stood up to dance. Having greatly distinguished himself, and being applauded by all present, it moved the spleen of the camel, who came forward and began to dance also. But he made himself so utterly absurd, that all the beasts in indignation set upon him with clubs and drove him out of the ring.

The Application.–Undertake no business for which your are not fitted. 

Acknowledgment

From Fables of Aesop with instructive applications by Samuel Croxall, D.D.