Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Gnat, the Bull and the Cow

A GNAT settled on the ear of a Bull, and sat there a long time. Just as he was about to fly off, he made a buzzing noise, and inquired of the Bull if he would like him to go elsewhere. The Bull replied, "I did not know you had come, and I shall not miss you when you go away."

A week later his ear festered with a hoard carnivorous larvae. "My dear," he asked a Cow from the herd, "can you see what is wrong with my ear? It is itching terribly and a dull pain is growing."

"Did someone say something?" she wondered aloud as she looked at everything but him and then walked away.

Some men are of more consequence in their own eyes than in the eyes of their neighbors.

The Gnat and the Bull (original fable)

A GNAT settled on the horn of a Bull, and sat there a long time. Just as he was about to fly off, he made a buzzing noise, and inquired of the Bull if he would like him to go. The Bull replied, "I did not know you had come, and I shall not miss you when you go away."

Some men are of more consequence in their own eyes than in the eyes of their neighbors.

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