By Charles Robinson
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The Mouse, quickly recognising the Lion's voice, ran to the spot, and without more ado set to work to nibble the knot in the cord that bound him, and in a short time, free ; thus showing him that kindseldom thrown away, and that there no creature so much below another but set him ness is that a is he may have good deed. it in his power to return A CROW, ready to die with thirst, flew with joy to a Pitcher, which he saw a distance. at came up to that with all it, was unable tried to overturn sufficient his stooping to reach break it , to But when he he found the water so low the it.
Aesop's Fables by Charles Robinson