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Indian Fables by  Ramaswami Raju
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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."

[55] The fox saw the shadow of the elephant stretching far beyond the meadow. He said, "Alas! as one grows, so one's shadow."


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