Aesop, Junior, in America
by Alexander Greaves (9781459028395)

Aesop, Junior, in America
 
Alexander Greaves
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 74
Publisher: General Books
ISBN: 9781459028395
ISBN-10: 1459028392

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: FABLE III. THE WOLF AND THE MASTIFF. A Wolf which had been prowling about a house, for some hours, in vain, began, just as the moon rose, to howl hideously. On this the Mastiff ran out, and bristling up his mane, said, What do you mean, fellow, by coming hither and disturbing the neighborhood with your shocking yells ? The Wolf, showing his teeth, replied, Look at my lank body, lean ribs, and clean teeth, and then ask yourself whether, if you were in my condition, you would not think yourself entitled to complain a little of your misery MORAL. The well fed are apt to think the indigent ever clamorous. FABLE IV. THE MONKEY AND THE PARROT. A Monkey, which had just been amusing a mob with feats upon the slack-wire, was resting himself on a bracket which was his usual seat, when a Parrot which stood, chained to her perch, on a neigboring window-sill, thus addressed him. Indeed Mr. Jacko, thy performances are very surprising: but if I were thee, I would use that activity of thine for a better purpose. Jump upon this railing, man, and on to that lamp-post; thence thou may- est easily gain yon cornice, and so mount, by the spout, to the top of the house: and there, I warrant thee, thou chapter{Section 4wouldest be out of the reach of thy severe task-master ? Your counsel, Mrs. Poll, rejoined the Monkey gravely, has more of pertness, than prudence, in it. I could do, to be sure, what you have proposed: but then, who would give me any thing to eat? We are not here, Madam, amongst the guavas and the bananas, as we once were MORAL. A prudent man's condition may be bad, And men may rashly deem it but a curse: Yet he, when told a better may be had, Will pause, lest change should lead from bad to worse. FABLE V. THE TIGER AND THE HERONS. A Tiger w...

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