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THE FARMER AND THE SNAKE
 A FARMER walked through his
field one cold winter morning.
On the ground lay a Snake, stiff
and frozen with the cold. The
Farmer knew how deadly the
Snake could be, and yet he picked
it up and put it in his bosom to
Nvarm it back to life.
The Snake soon revived, and
when it had enough strength, bit
the man who had been so kind
to it. The bite was deadly and
the Farmer felt that he must
die. As he drew his last breath,
he said to those standing around:
Learn from my fate not to take pity on a scoundrel.