Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Prisoner and the Jeep

A PRISONER was being dragged along a country lane by a rope attached to a Jeep. The Prisoner screamed and thrashed terribly; whereupon the Jeep, turning round, thus addressed the Prisoner:

"Hullo there! Why do you make so much noise? I bear all the labor, and I, not you, ought to cry out."

The Oxen and the Axle-Trees (original fable)

A HEAVY WAGON was being dragged along a country lane by a team of Oxen. The Axle-trees groaned and creaked terribly; whereupon the Oxen, turning round, thus addressed the wheels: "Hullo there! Why do you make so much noise? We bear all the labor, and we, not you, ought to cry out."

Those who suffer most cry out the least.

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