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But it soon had to repent of its boasting, for a hurricane arose which tore it up from its roots and cast it a useless log on the ground, while the little Reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. Obscurity often brings safety. 64 The Fox and the Cat A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. ” At that very moment they heard the cry of a pack of hounds coming towards them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a tree and hid herself in the boughs.
The Horse agreed to the conditions, and the Hunter soon saddled and bridled him. With the aid of the Hunter the Horse soon overcame the Stag, and said to the Hunter: “Now, get off and remove those things from my continued . . ” “Not so fast, friend,” said the Hunter. ” If you allow people to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. 58 The Peacock and Hera A Peacock once placed a petition before Hera desiring to have the voice of a nightingale in addition to his other attractions; but Hera refused his request.
They all gathered together in one place to see what terrible thing this could be. They waited and they waited, but nothing came. At last there was a still more violent earthquake and a huge gap appeared in the side of the Mountains. They all fell down upon their knees and waited. ” Much outcry, little outcome. 33 The Hares and the Frogs The Hares were so persecuted by the other beasts they did not know where to go. As soon as they saw a single animal approach them, off they used to run. One day they saw a troop of wild Horses stampeding about, and in quite a panic all the Hares scuttled off to a nearby lake, determined to drown themselves rather than live in such a continual state of fear.