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Æsop's Fables with Modern Instances

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Author: Aesop
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,920 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.1
LoC Category: AC
Downloads: 1,374
Added to site: 2010.12.08
mnybks.net#: 29842
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e mother Frog came to the spot (for she happened to be away at the time) she asked his brothers where he was. "He is dead, mother," they said; "a few minutes ago a great big four-legged thing came up and crushed him dead with his hoof." Thereupon the Frog began to puff herself out and ask whether the animal was as big as that. "Stop, mother, don't put yourself about," they said; "you will burst in two long before you can make yourself the same size as that beast."

[Illustration: "There, my child, have I not as many buttons as Lady Golderoy now?"]

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THE HAWK CHASING THE DOVE

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THE HAWK CHASING THE DOVE.

A Hawk giving headlong chase to a Dove rushed after it into a farmstead, and was captured by one of the farm men. The Hawk began to coax the man to let him go, saying that he had never done him any harm. "No," rejoined the man; "nor had this Dove harmed you."

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