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Fable Aesop
The Dog And The Shadow
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A Dog, crossing a bridge over a stream with a piece of flesh
in his mouth, saw his own shadow in the water and took it for
that of another Dog, with a piece of meat double his own in size.
He immediately let go of his own, and fiercely attacked the other
Dog to get his larger piece from him. He thus lost both: that which
he grasped at in the water, because it was a shadow; and his own,
because the stream swept it away.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
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