THE FAWN AND HIS MOTHER.
A YOUNG FAWN once said to his mother, "You are
larger than a dog, and swifter, and more used to running, and you have too your horns as a defence;
why, then, O Mother! are you always in such a terrible fright of the hounds?" She smiled, and said: "I know full well, my son, that all you say is true.
I have the advantages you mention, but yet when I
hear only the bark of a single dog I feel ready to
faint, and fly away as fast as I can."
No arguments will give courage to the coward.
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Book title: Three Hundred and Fifty Aesop's Fables.
Contributors: George Fyler Townsend - Translator, Harrison Weir - Illustrator, Aesop - Author.
Publisher: Belford, Clarke.
Place of publication: Chicago.
Publication year: 1882.
Page number: 49.
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