Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Fir-Tree and the Bramble

A FIR-TREE said boastingly to the Bramble, "You are useful for nothing at all; while I am everywhere used for roofs and houses." The Bramble answered: "Idiot! When the axes and saws cut you down, I will encrust the pant-legs of the lumberjacks with my filthy seeds! I will be at my hardest and most prickly that day, I assure you."

Better poverty without care, than riches with.

The Fir-Tree and the Bramble (original fable)

A FIR-TREE said boastingly to the Bramble, "You are useful for nothing at all; while I am everywhere used for roofs and houses." The Bramble answered: "You poor creature, if you would only call to mind the axes and saws which are about to hew you down, you would have reason to wish that you had grown up a Bramble, not a Fir-Tree."

Better poverty without care, than riches with.

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