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Fable Aesop
The Hart And The Vine
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A Hart, hard pressed in the chase, hid himself beneath the large
leaves of a Vine. The huntsmen, in their haste, overshot the place
of his concealment. Supposing all danger to have passed, the Hart
began to nibble the tendrils of the Vine. One of the huntsmen,
attracted by the rustling of the leaves, looked back, and seeing the
Hart, shot an arrow from his bow and struck it. The Hart, at the point
of death, groaned: "I am rightly served, for I should not have
maltreated the Vine that saved me."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
Read by: Stephen Suen

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