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THIS FABLE IS INTENDED FOR YOU

 

WISE men of ancient times ingeniously discoveredhow to tell people the truth without being blunt to theirfaces You see they held a magic mirror before the people in which all sorts of animals and various wondrousthings appeared producing amusing as well as instructivepictures They called these fables and whatever wise orfoolish deeds the animals performed the people were toimagine themselves in their places and thereby think"Thisfable is intended for you"In this way no one's feelingswere hurt Let us give you an example

There were two high mountainsand at the top of each stood a castle In the valley below ran a hungry dogsniffing along the ground as if in search of mice or quailSuddenly a trumpet sounded from one of the castles to announce that mealtime was approachingThe dog immediately started running up the mountainhoping to get his share but when he was halfway up the trumpeter ceasedblowing and a trumpet from the other castle commenced"Up here"thought the dog"they will have finished eating before I arrivebut over there they are just gettingready to eat"So he ran down and up the other mountainBut now the first trumpet started again while the secondstoppedThe dog ran down againand up again and thishe continued until both trumpets stopped blowing and themeals were over in both castles

Now guess what the wise men of ancient times would have said about this fable and who the fool could be whoruns himself ragged without gaining anything either here orthere

 


 

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