Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Flea and the Man

A MAN, very much annoyed with a Flea, caught him at last, and said, "Who are you, who dare to feed on my limbs, and to cause me so much trouble in catching you?"

The Flea replied, "O my dear sir, please spare my life, and destroy me not, for I cannot possibly do you much harm."

The Man, laughing, replied, "Now you shall certainly die by mine own hands, for no evil, whether it be small or large, ought to be tolerated."

"Killing is evil," replied the flea.

"Shut up!" yelled the man, "so that I may kill you with more relish."

The Flea and the Man (original fable)

A MAN, very much annoyed with a Flea, caught him at last, and said, "Who are you who dare to feed on my limbs, and to cost me so much trouble in catching you?" The Flea replied, "O my dear sir, pray spare my life, and destroy me not, for I cannot possibly do you much harm." The Man, laughing, replied, "Now you shall certainly die by mine own hands, for no evil, whether it be small or large, ought to be tolerated."

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