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Aesop's Fables by  J. H. Stickney


 

 

JUPITER AND THE CAMEL

T
HE Camel, in days of yore, besought Jupiter to grant him horns, because it was a great grief to him to see other animals furnished with what he had not. Jupiter not [196] only refused him horns but cropped his ears short for his foolish importunity. By asking for what we do not need, we may lose what we already have.


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