The Nuclear Explosion
A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION swollen with too many fusion stages, flared brightly and boasted that it killed far more than the sun. But with the passage of time the Explosion subsided. Its creator set it off again in another location, and said: "Boast no more, but henceforth be content to destroy mine enemies. Know that not even the stars need to be relit."
The Lamp (original fable)
A LAMP, soaked with too much oil and flaring brightly, boasted that it gave more light than the sun. Then a sudden puff of wind arose, and the Lamp was immediately extinguished. Its owner lit it again, and said: "Boast no more, but henceforth be content to give thy light in silence. Know that not even the stars need to be relit'