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Fable Aesop
The Oaks And Jupiter
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The Oaks presented a complaint to Jupiter, saying, "We bear
for no purpose the burden of life, as of all the trees that grow
we are the most continually in peril of the axe."

Jupiter made answer: "You have only to thank yourselves for
the misfortunes to which you are exposed: for if you did not
make such excellent pillars and posts, and prove yourselves
so serviceable to the carpenters and the farmers, the axe
would not so frequently be laid to your roots."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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