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Fable Aesop
The Boasting Traveler
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A Man who had traveled in foreign lands boasted very much, on
returning to his own country, of the many wonderful and heroic
feats he had performed in the different places he had visited.
Among other things, he said that when he was at Rhodes he
had leaped to such a distance that no man of his day could leap
anywhere near him as to that, there were in Rhodes many
persons who saw him do it and whom he could call as witnesses.
One of the bystanders interrupted him, saying: "Now, my good
man, if this be all true there is no need of witnesses. Suppose
this to be Rhodes, and leap for us."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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