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Aesop's Fables by  J. H. Stickney

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A FATHER AND HIS TWO DAUGHTERS

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A
MAN who had two Daughters married one to a Gardener, the other to a Potter. Going to visit at the Gardenerís, he asked his Daughter how it fared with her. "Excellently well," said she; "we have all that we want if only we may have a heavy rain to water our plants."

Going on to the Potterís, he asked his other Daughter how matters went with her. "There is nothing that we want but that this fine weather and hot sun may continue, so that our tiles will bake well."

"Alas," said the Father, "if you wish for fine weather, and your sister for rain, which shall I myself pray for?"


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