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Aesop's Fables by  J. H. Stickney


 

 

THE WOMAN AND HER HEN

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THRIFTY Woman kept a Hen that could be depended on to lay an egg every morning. The watchful Woman thought within herself, "If I were to double my Henís allowance of barley, she would lay twice a day." So she tried her plan, [227] and the Hen become so fat and sleek that she left off laying at all.

Thrift sometime overreaches, and figures are not always facts.


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