Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Two Men Who Were Enemies

TWO MEN, deadly enemies to each other, were sailing in the same vessel. One seated himself in the stem, and the other in the prow of the ship. A violent storm arose, and with the vessel in great danger of sinking, the one in the stern set off a bomb saying, "Death is not grievous to me."

The Two Men Who Were Enemies (original fable)

TWO MEN, deadly enemies to each other, were sailing in the same vessel. Determined to keep as far apart as possible, the one seated himself in the stem, and the other in the prow of the ship. A violent storm arose, and with the vessel in great danger of sinking, the one in the stern inquired of the pilot which of the two ends of the ship would go down first. On his replying that he supposed it would be the prow, the Man said, "Death would not be grievous to me, if I could only see my Enemy die before me."

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