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The Arabian Nights Entertainments

Windermere Series

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,793 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PL
Downloads: 6,060
Added to site: 2006.11.19 15296

yours is pleasant. They yoke me to a plow the whole day, while the laborer urges me on with his goad. The weight and force of the plow, too, chafes all the skin from my neck. When I have worked from morning till night, they give me unwholesome and uninviting food. Have I not, then, reason to envy your lot?"

[Footnote 2: The ass and the ox in the East were subject to very different treatment; the one was strong to labor, and was little cared for--the other was reserved for princes and judges to ride on, and was tended with the utmost attention.]

When he had finished, the ass replied in these words: "Believe me, they would not treat you thus if you possessed as much courage as strength. When they come to tie you to the manger, what resistance, pray, do you ever make? Do you ever push them with your horns? Do you ever show your anger by stamping on the ground with your feet? Why don't you terrify them with your bellowing? Nature has given you the means of making yourself respected, and yet you negl



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