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Fable Aesop
The Fox And The Bramble
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A Fox was mounting a hedge when he lost his footing and caught
hold of a Bramble to save himself. Having pricked and grievously
torn the soles of his feet, he accused the Bramble because, when
he had fled to her for assistance, she had used him worse than
the hedge itself.

The Bramble, interrupting him, said, "But you really must have been
out of your senses to fasten yourself on me, who am myself always
accustomed to fasten upon others."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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