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Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up. ” It is easy to despise what you cannot get. 56 The Horse, Hunter, and Stag A quarrel had arisen between the Horse and the Stag, so the Horse came to a Hunter to ask his help to take revenge on the Stag. ” The Horse agreed to the conditions, and the Hunter soon saddled and bridled him. With the aid of the Hunter the Horse soon overcame the Stag, and said to the Hunter: “Now, get off and remove those things from my continued .
Said the Wolf. ” Better starve free than be a fat slave. 52 The Belly and the Members One fine day it occurred to the Members of the Body that they were doing all the work and the Belly was having all the food. So they held a meeting, and after a long discussion, decided to strike work till the Belly consented to take its proper share of the work. So for a day or two, the Hands refused to take the food, the Mouth refused to receive it, and the Teeth had no work to do. But after a day or two the Members began to find that they themselves were not in a very active condition: the Hands could hardly move, and the Mouth was all parched and dry, while the Legs were unable to support the rest.
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. “Oh, it is nothing,” said the Dog.
Aesop's fables : with a life of Aesop by Aesop.; John Esten Keller; L Clark Keating