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Fable Aesop
The Crab And Its Mother
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A Crab said to her son, "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child?
It is far more becoming to go straight forward." The young Crab
replied: "Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the
straight way, I will promise to walk in it." The Mother tried in vain,
and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.

Example is more powerful than precept.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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