Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Old Man and Death

AN OLD MAN was employed in cutting wood in the forest, and, in carrying the wood to the city for sale one day, became very wearied with his long journey. He sat down by the wayside, and throwing down his load, besought "Death" to come. "Death" immediately appeared in answer to his summons and asked for what reason he had called him. The Old Man hurriedly replied, "I'll have one death, please."

"You want fries with that? What do you think this is?" asked Death indignantly. "It's called suicide. You have to meet me halfway here."

The Old Man and Death (original fable)

AN OLD MAN was employed in cutting wood in the forest, and, in carrying the faggots to the city for sale one day, became very wearied with his long journey. He sat down by the wayside, and throwing down his load, besought "Death" to come. "Death" immediately appeared in answer to his summons and asked for what reason he had called him. The Old Man hurriedly replied, "That, lifting up the load, you may place it again upon my shoulders."

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