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Fable Aesop
The Lamp
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A Lamp, soaked with too much oil and flaring brightly, boasted
that it gave more light than the sun. Then a sudden puff of
wind arose, and the Lamp was immediately extinguished. Its
owner lit it again, and said: "Boast no more, but henceforth be
content to give thy light in silence. Know that not even the stars
need to be relit."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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