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THE GNAT AND THE BULL
 A GNAT flew over the meadow
with much buzzing for so small
a creature and settled on the tip
of one of the horns of a Bull.
After he had rested a short time,
he made ready to fly away. But
before he left he begged the
Bull's pardon for having used
his horn for a resting place.
"You must be very glad to
have me go now," he said.
"It's all the same to me," replied the Bull. "I did not even
know you were there."
We are often of greater
importance in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbor.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.