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By Aesop.; John Esten Keller; L Clark Keating

ISBN-10: 0813118123

ISBN-13: 9780813118123

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Beware what you give to future enemies. 50 The Dog and the Wolf A gaunt Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by. “Ah, Cousin,” said the Dog. “I knew your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you. ” “I will easily arrange that for you,” said the Dog. ” So the Wolf and the Dog went towards the town together. On the way there the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of the Dog’s neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that had come about.

Ah,” said the Fox, “you look very fine. ” Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. 40 The Jay and the Peacock A Jay ventured into a yard where Peacocks used to walk and found there a number of feathers which had fallen from the Peacocks when they were moulting. He tied them to his tail and strutted down towards the Peacocks. As the Jay approached, the Peacocks discovered the disguise and pecked at the Jay and plucked away his borrowed plumes. ” It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

Ah,” said the Bat, “I see now. ’” He that is neither one thing nor the other has no friends. 47 The Hart and the Hunter The Hart was once drinking from a pool and admiring the noble figure he made there. “Ah,” said he, “where can you see such noble horns as these, with such antlers! But I wish I had legs more worthy to bear such a noble crown. ” At that moment a Hunter approached and sent an arrow whistling after him. Away bounded the Hart, and soon, by the aid of his nimble legs, was nearly out of sight of the Hunter.

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