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Fable Aesop
The Fox And The Monkey
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A Monkey once danced in an assembly of the Beasts, and so
pleased them all by his performance that they elected him their
King. A Fox, envying him the honor, discovered a piece of meat
lying in a trap, and leading the Monkey to the place where it was,
said that she had found a store, but had not used it; she had
kept it for him as treasure trove of his kingdom, and counseled
him to lay hold of it. The Monkey approached carelessly and was
caught in the trap; and on his accusing the Fox of purposely
leading him into the snare, she replied, "O Monkey, and are you,
with such a mind as yours, going to be King over the Beasts?"

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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