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Fable Aesop
The Lion And The Boar
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On a summer day, when the great heat induced a general thirst
among the beasts, a Lion and a Boar came at the same moment
to a small well to drink. They fiercely disputed which of them should
drink first, and were soon engaged in the agonies of a mortal combat.
When they stopped suddenly to catch their breath for a fiercer
renewal of the fight, they saw some Vultures waiting in the distance
to feast on the one that should fall first. They at once made up their
quarrel, saying, "It is better for us to make friends, than to become
the food of Crows or Vultures."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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