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Fable Aesop
The Widow And Her Little Maidens
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A Widow who was fond of cleaning had two little maidens to wait
on her. She was in the habit of waking them early in the morning,
at cock-crow. The maidens, aggravated by such excessive labor,
resolved to kill the cock who roused their mistress so early. When
they had done this, they found that they had only prepared for
themselves greater troubles, for their mistress, no longer hearing
the hour from the cock, woke them up to their work in the middle
of the night.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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