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Fable Aesop
The Peacock And The Crane
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A Peacock spreading its gorgeous tail mocked a Crane that
passed by, ridiculing the ashen hue of its plumage and saying,
"I am robed, like a king, in gold and purple and all the colors
of the rainbow; while you have not a bit of color on your wings."

"True," replied the Crane; "but I soar to the heights of heaven
and lift up my voice to the stars, while you walk below, like a
cock, among the birds of the dunghill."

Fine feathers don't make fine birds.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
Read by: Gabriel Laguna and Ellie Wen

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