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Aesop's Fables by  J. H. Stickney

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THE ONE-EYED DOE

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DOE, blind in one eye, used to graze as near as she could to the edge of a cliff, so that she might keep her blind eye to the water, while with the other she kept watch against the approach of hunters or hounds on the shore.


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Some boatmen sailing by saw her standing thus on the edge of a cliff, and finding that she did not perceive [114] their approach, they came very close and taking aim, shot her.

Finding herself wounded, she said, "O unhappy creature that I am, to take such care as I did against the dangers of the land, and then, after all, to find this seashore, to which I had come for safety, so much more perilous!"


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