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Fable Aesop
The Monkeys And Their Mother
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The Monkey, it is said, has two young ones at each birth. The
Mother fondles one and nurtures it with the greatest affection
and care, but hates and neglects the other. It happened once
that the young one which was caressed and loved was
smothered by the too great affection of the Mother, while the
despised one was nurtured and reared in spite of the neglect
to which it was exposed.

The best intentions will not always ensure success.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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