AN Ass congratulated a Horse on being so ungrudgingly and carefully provided for, while he himself had scarcely enough to eat, nor even that without hard work. But when war broke out, and the heavy armed soldier mouted the Horse, and riding him to the charge, rushed into the very midst of the enemy, and the Horse, being wounded, fell dead on the battle-field; then the Ass, seeing all these things, changed his mind, and commiserated the Horse.
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Publication information: 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: 237.
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