Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Thieves and the Cock

SOME THIEVES broke into a house and found nothing but a Cock, whom they stole, and ran off as fast as they could. Upon arriving at home they prepared to kill the Cock, who thus pleaded for his life: "Please spare me; I am very serviceable to men. I wake them up in the night to their work."

"Idiot!" they replied; "We don't have anything to wake up for."

The safeguards of virtue are hateful to those with no intentions.

The Thieves and the Cock (original fable)

SOME THIEVES broke into a house and found nothing but a Cock, whom they stole, and got off as fast as they could. Upon arriving at home they prepared to kill the Cock, who thus pleaded for his life: "Pray spare me; I am very serviceable to men. I wake them up in the night to their work." "That is the very reason why we must the more kill you," they replied; "for when you wake your neighbors, you entirely put an end to our business."

The safeguards of virtue are hateful to those with evil intentions.

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