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Aesop's Fables and Fairy Tales for Kids & Adults
 

aesop's fables fairy tales for kidsOne of the fables from our complete collection of Aesop's Fables.

The Tree and the Reed

'Well, little one,' said a Tree to a Reed that was growing at
its foot, 'why do you not plant your feet deeply in the ground,
and raise your head boldly in the air as I do?'

'I am contented with my lot,' said the Reed. 'I may not be so
grand, but I think I am safer.'

'Safe!' sneered the Tree. 'Who shall pluck me up by the roots
or bow my head to the ground?' 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.

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