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300 favourite fables with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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THE WOLF AND HIS SHADOW
A WOLF, who was roaming about on the plain when the sun was getting low in the sky, was much impressed by the size of his shadow, and said to himself, I had no idea I was so big. Fancy my being afraid of a lion ! Why, I, not he, ought to be King of the beasts "; and, heedless of danger, he strutted about as if there could be no doubt at all about it. Just then a lion sprang upon him and began to devour him. ' Alas," he cried, '' had I not lost sight of the facts, I shouldn't have been ruined by my fancies."
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