Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Crow and the Zealot

A CROW caught in a snare prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow to offer some frankincense at his shrine. When no relief came he passed by Apollo and made the same promise to offer frankincense to Mercury. A zealot wandered by and snapped, "O thou most base fellow. Expect no help from false prophets!"

The Crow looked at him blankly as he smugly left. When the Crow was quite sure he was gone he again made the same plea, but this time to Satan.

The Crow and Mercury (original fable)

A CROW caught in a snare prayed to Apollo to release him, making a vow to offer some frankincense at his shrine. But when rescued from his danger, he forgot his promise. Shortly afterwards, again caught in a snare, he passed by Apollo and made the same promise to offer frankincense to Mercury. Mercury soon appeared and said to him, "O thou most base fellow? how can I believe thee, who hast disowned and wronged thy former patron?"

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