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Fable Aesop
The Olive-Tree And The Fig-Tree
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The Olive-Tree ridiculed the Fig-Tree because, while she was
green all the year round, the Fig-Tree changed its leaves with
the seasons. A shower of snow fell upon them, and, finding the
Olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches and broke them
down with its weight, at once despoiling it of its beauty and
killing the tree. But finding the Fig-Tree denuded of leaves, the
snow fell through to the ground, and did not injure it at all.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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