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Aesop's Fables by  J. H. Stickney

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THE CRAB AND HIS MOTHER

[8]

"M
Y CHILD," said a Crab to her son, "Why do you walk so awkwardly? If you wish to make a good appearance, you should o straight forward, and not to one side as you do so constantly."

"I do wish to make a good appearance, mamma," said the young Crab; "and if you will show me how, I will try to walk straight forward."

"Why, this is the way, of course,"" said the mother, as she started off to the right. "No, this is the way," said she, as she made another attempt, to the left.

The little Crab smiled. "When you learn to do it yourself, you can teach me," he said, and went back to his play.


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