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THE FOX AND HIS SHADOW.
A FOX, falling over a great part of the meadow.
So said he to himself, "I must really be
much bigger than I seem to be: certainly
bigger than the elephant!"
So, seeing an elephant pass by, he said,
"You can't boast of your huge figure any
more: behold, how big I am! there is
my shadow to prove it!"
"If you were wise," said the elephant,
"you would speak to my shadow."
 The fox saw the shadow of the elephant
stretching far beyond the meadow. He
said, "Alas! as one grows, so one's