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Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables


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Published by Lord Capulet
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Published by: Lord Capulet on Aug 25, 2008
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An old labourer, bent double with age and toil, was

gathering sticks in a forest. At last he grew so tired and

hopeless that he threw down the bundle of sticks, and

cried out: ‘I cannot bear this life any longer. Ah, I wish

Death would only come and take me!’

As he spoke, Death, a grisly skeleton, appeared and said

to him: ‘What wouldst thou, Mortal? I heard thee call


‘Please, sir,’ replied the woodcutter, ‘would you kindly

help me to lift this faggot of sticks on to my shoulder?’

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop’s Fables

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