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THE COCK AND THE JEWEL
 A COCK was busily scratching
and scraping about to find something to eat for himself and his
family, when he happened to
turn up a precious jewel that
had been lost by its owner.
"Aha!" said the Cock. "No
doubt you are very costly and he
who lost you would give a great
deal to find you. But as for me,
I would choose a single grain of
barleycorn before all the jewels
in the world."
Precious things are without value to those who cannot prize them.