Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Lark Burying Her Father

THE LARK (according to an ancient legend) was created before the earth itself, and when her father died, as there was no earth, she could find no place of burial for him. She let him float about rotting for five days, and on the sixth day, not knowing what else to do, she buried him in her own head. Her head soon became terribly infected, and hence rose her crest, which is so thoroughly diseased that it is passed on through the generations.

Youth's first duty is reverence to parents.

The Lark Burying Her Father (original fable)

THE LARK (according to an ancient legend) was created before the earth itself, and when her father died, as there was no earth, she could find no place of burial for him. She let him lie uninterred for five days, and on the sixth day, not knowing what else to do, she buried him in her own head. Hence she obtained her crest, which is popularly said to be her father's grave-hillock.

Youth's first duty is reverence to parents.

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