Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Lioness

A CONTROVERSY prevailed among the beasts of the field as to which of the animals deserved the most credit for producing the greatest number of whelps at a birth. They rushed clamorously into the presence of the Lioness and demanded of her the settlement of the dispute. "And you," they said, "how many sons have you at a birth?"

The Lioness laughed at them, and said: "Why! I have only one; but that one is far superior to any quantity of you."

The animals burst out in a clamorous uproar, "Racist! Racist!" And they surged forward as if to attack. The Lioness roared and held them at bay with her deadly fangs and claws.

"I suggest you all get back to your quarrelling. I'll be hunting you down one by one later."

The Lioness (original fable)

A CONTROVERSY prevailed among the beasts of the field as to which of the animals deserved the most credit for producing the greatest number of whelps at a birth. They rushed clamorously into the presence of the Lioness and demanded of her the settlement of the dispute. "And you," they said, "how many sons have you at a birth?" The Lioness laughed at them, and said: "Why! I have only one; but that one is altogether a thoroughbred Lion."

The value is in the worth, not in the number.

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