AESOP'S FABLES

The Stag and the Hounds 雄鹿和猎犬 /We often make much of the ornamental and despise the useful

A stag observed his image in a pool,

And thought, “How beautiful my horns! how grand!

But those thin, sticklike legs on which I stand —

They make me look a fool!”

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Horse, the Stag and the Man (If you use someone for your own purpose, they may wind up using you for theirs)

After a quarrel with a stag, the horse

Came to the man for aid.

“I’ll help you,” said the latter, “but, of course,

My rules must be obeyed.

To be your guide, upon your back I’ll sit,

And make for you saddle and a bit.”

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