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300 favourite fables with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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THE GNAT AND THE BULL
A GNAT alighted on one of the
horns of a Bull, and remained sitting there for a consider­able time. When it had rested sufficiently and was about to fly away, it said to the Bull, "Do you mind if I go now" The
Bull merely raised his
eyes and remarked, without interest, " It's all one to me;
I didn't notice when you came, and I shan't know when
you go away."
We may often be of more consequence in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbours.
THE BEAR AND THE TRAVELLERS
T WO Travellers were on the road together, when a Bear suddenly appeared on the scene. Before he observed them, one made for a tree at the side of the road, and climbed up into the branches and hid there. The other was not so nimble as his companion ; and, as
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