Aesop's fables : with a life of Aesop by Aesop.; John Esten Keller; L Clark Keating

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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. “That is only the place where 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.

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.

Soon the Lion was let loose from his den, and rushed bounding and roaring towards his victim. But as soon as he came near to Androcles he recognized his friend, and fawned upon him, and licked his hands like a friendly dog. The Emperor, surprised at this, summoned Androcles to him, who told him the whole story. Whereupon the slave was pardoned and freed, and the Lion let loose to his native forest. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. 45 The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts A great battle was about to happen between the Birds and the Beasts.

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