Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Lion and the Hare

A LION came across a Hare, who was dead and had been rotting for some time. He was just about to eat it, when a fine young Hart trotted by, and he left the maggot-infested Hare to follow him. The Hare, infected with a strange curse, awoke and staggered away groaning.

After a long chase the Lion found he was unable to catch the Hart, and returned to feed upon the Hare. On finding that the Hare also had run off, he said, "I am rightly served, for now the dead walk the Earth."

The Lion and the Hare (original fable)

A LION came across a Hare, who was fast asleep. He was just in the act of seizing her, when a fine young Hart trotted by, and he left the Hare to follow him. The Hare, scared by the noise, awoke and scudded away. The Lion was unable after a long chase to catch the Hart, and returned to feed upon the Hare. On finding that the Hare also had run off, he said, "I am rightly served, for having let go of the food that I had in my hand for the chance of obtaining more."

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