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THE ANT AND THE DOVE
C. M. L. From the fables of Æsop.
 THERE was once an Ant who was very thirsty, and she
went down to the brook to drink, but she reached too
far over the water and the current carried her away
down the stream.
A Dove taking pity on her pulled a leaf from a bush
near by and dropped it into the water. The Ant,
climbing upon the leaf, floated down the stream until
the leaf drifted to the side of the brook and she
landed safely on the other side.
Not long after, a man who was out in the woods tried to
catch the Dove. But the Ant was watching, and just as
the man was about to catch the Dove the Ant bit him on
This made the man jump so suddenly that the Dove was
frightened, and flew away in safety.