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Fable Aesop
The Lioness
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A Controversy prevailed among the beasts of the field as to
which of the animals deserved the most credit for producing
the greatest number of whelps at a birth. They rushed
clamorously into the presence of the Lioness and demanded
of her the settlement of the dispute. "And you," they said,
"how many sons have you at a birth?' The Lioness laughed at
them, and said: "Why! I have only one; but that one is
altogether a thoroughbred Lion."

The value is in the worth, not in the number.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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