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Fable Aesop
Jupiter And The Monkey
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Jupiter issued a proclamation to all the beasts of the forest and
promised a royal reward to the one whose offspring should be
deemed the handsomest. The Monkey came with the rest and
presented, with all a mother's tenderness, a flat-nosed, hairless,
ill-featured young Monkey as a candidate for the promised reward.
A general laugh saluted her on the presentation of her son. She
resolutely said, "I know not whether Jupiter will allot the prize to
my son, but this I do know, that he is at least in the eyes of me
his mother, the dearest, handsomest, and most beautiful of all."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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