Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Farmer and the Snake

ONE WINTER a Farmer found a Snake stiff and frozen with cold. He had compassion on it, and taking it up, broke it in two across his knee.

"Oh," cried the snake with his last breaths, "Thank you, kind sir, for the sweet release of death. Now please come hither, that I may pump cold venom into your veins."

The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.

The Farmer and the Snake (original fable)

ONE WINTER a Farmer found a Snake stiff and frozen with cold. He had compassion on it, and taking it up, placed it in his bosom. The Snake was quickly revived by the warmth, and resuming its natural instincts, bit its benefactor, inflicting on him a mortal wound. "Oh," cried the Farmer with his last breath, "I am rightly served for pitying a scoundrel."

The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.

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