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Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,940 / 93 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 753
Added to site: 2007.05.15
mnybks.net#: 16938
Genre: Poetry
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he reward, and having first made the Wolf confirm his promise with an oath, undertook the business, and ventured his long neck into the rapacious felon's throat.

In short, he plucked out the bone, and expected the promised gratuity; when the Wolf, turning his eyes disdainfully towards him, said, "I did not think you had been so unreasonable! Have I not suffered you safely to draw your neck out of my jaws? And have you the conscience to demand a further reward?"

MORAL.

When we do good to bad men, we must not expect good from them.

FABLE IX.

THE FROG AND THE RAT.

Once on a time, a foolish Frog,
Vain, proud, and stupid as a log,
Tired with the marsh, her native home,
Imprudently abroad would roam,
And fix her habitation where
She'd breathe at least a purer air.
She was resolved to change, that's poz;
Could she be worse than where she was?

Away the silly creature leaps.
A Rat, who sa

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