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Fable Aesop
The Manslayer
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A man committed a murder, and was pursued by the relations
of the man whom he murdered. On his reaching the river Nile
he saw a Lion on its bank and being fearfully afraid, climbed up
a tree. He found a serpent in the upper branches of the tree,
and again being greatly alarmed, he threw himself into the river,
where a crocodile caught him and ate him. Thus the earth, the
air, and the water alike refused shelter to a murderer.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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