Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Olive-Tree and the Fig-Tree

THE OLIVE-TREE ridiculed the Fig-Tree because, while she was green all the year round, the Fig-Tree changed its leaves with the seasons. A shower of snow fell upon them, and, finding the Olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches and broke them down with its weight, at once despoiling it of its beauty and killing the tree. But finding the Fig-Tree denuded of leaves, the snow fell through to the ground, and did not injure it at all.

But the winter failed to end. Instead it grew colder and colder than ever before. It soon became obvious that the planet was a death trap. Men wealthy enough to build domed complexes, did. And the only ones rescued were their social circles, the employees needed to maintain the cities and whatever pets and crops they saw fit to take with them. In some of the nicer complexes there survived some Olive and Fig Trees but these trees knew nothing of the disaster.

The Olive-Tree and the Fig-Tree (original fable)

THE OLIVE-TREE ridiculed the Fig-Tree because, while she was green all the year round, the Fig-Tree changed its leaves with the seasons. A shower of snow fell upon them, and, finding the Olive full of foliage, it settled upon its branches and broke them down with its weight, at once despoiling it of its beauty and killing the tree. But finding the Fig-Tree denuded of leaves, the snow fell through to the ground, and did not injure it at all.

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