Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Sparrow, the Hare, the Hawk and the Eagle

A HARE, pounced upon by an Eagle, sobbed very much and uttered cries like a child. A Sparrow upbraided her and said, "Where now is thy remarkable swiftness of foot? Why were your feet so slow?" While the Sparrow was thus speaking, a Hawk suddenly seized him and killed him.

The Hare was comforted in her death, and expiring said, "Yeah. I die, you die, we all die, die, die."

Then the Eagle and the Hawk pounced upon each other and the Eagle eventually prevailed and screamed up into the sky, "I now rule the Earth! Mountains rise, winds blow, the tides ebb and flow for me and me alone!" The Eagle then starved to death and slowly dissolved into primordial ooze.

The Sparrow and the Hare (original fable)

A HARE pounced upon by an eagle sobbed very much and uttered cries like a child. A Sparrow upbraided her and said, "Where now is thy remarkable swiftness of foot? Why were your feet so slow?" While the Sparrow was thus speaking, a hawk suddenly seized him and killed him. The Hare was comforted in her death, and expiring said, "Ah! you who so lately, when you supposed yourself safe, exulted over my calamity, have now reason to deplore a similar misfortune."

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