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Fable Aesop
The Ass And The Charger
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An Ass congratulated a Horse on being so ungrudgingly and
carefully provided for, while he himself had scarcely enough to
eat and not even that without hard work. But when war broke
out, a heavily armed soldier mounted the Horse, and riding
him to the charge, rushed into the very midst of the enemy.
The Horse was wounded and fell dead on the battlefield.
Then the Ass, seeing all these things, changed his mind,
and commiserated the Horse.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
Read by: JB Manning
 

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