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300 favourite fables with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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THE HORSE AND THE ASS
A HORSE, proud of his fine harness, met an Ass on the highroad. As the Ass with his heavy burden moved slowly out of the way to let him pass, the Horse cried out impatiently that he could hardly resist kicking him to make him move faster. The Ass held his peace, but did not forget the other's insolence. Not long after­wards the Horse became brokenwinded, and was sold by his owner to a farmer. One day, as he was drawing a dungcart, he met the Ass again, who in turn derided him and said, ' Aha! you never thought to come to this, did you, you who were so proud! Where are all your gay trappings now ? ' 218