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Fable Aesop
The One-Eyed Doe
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A Doe blind in one eye was accustomed to graze as near to the
edge of the cliff as she possibly could, in the hope of securing her
greater safety. She turned her sound eye towards the land that
she might get the earliest tidings of the approach of hunter or
hound, and her injured eye towards the sea, from whence she
entertained no anticipation of danger. Some boatmen sailing by
saw her, and taking a successful aim, mortally wounded her.
Yielding up her last breath, she gasped forth this lament: "O
wretched creature that I am! to take such precaution against
the land, and after all to find this seashore, to which I had
come for safety, so much more perilous."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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