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Fable Aesop
The Thief And The Housedog
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A Thief came in the night to break into a house. He brought with
him several slices of meat in order to pacify the Housedog, so that
he would not alarm his master by barking. As the Thief threw him
the pieces of meat, the Dog said, "If you think to stop my mouth,
you will be greatly mistaken. This sudden kindness at your hands
will only make me more watchful, lest under these unexpected
favors to myself, you have some private ends to accomplish for
your own benefit, and for my master's injury."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)


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