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Fable Aesop
The Sparrow And The Hare
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A Hare pounced upon by an eagle sobbed very much and uttered
cries like a child. A Sparrow upbraided her and said, "Where now
is thy remarkable swiftness of foot? Why were your feet so slow?"
While the Sparrow was thus speaking, a hawk suddenly seized him
and killed him. The Hare was comforted in her death, and expiring
said, "Ah! you who so lately, when you supposed yourself safe,
exulted over my calamity, have now reason to deplore a similar
misfortune."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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