Aesop

620 B.C.
to
560 B.C.

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The Sick Stag

by Aesop

Each one helped himself to a share of the food which had been placed for the sick stag.

A SICK STAG lay down in a quiet corner of his pasture-ground. His companions came in great numbers to inquire after his health, and each one helped himself to a share of the food which had been placed for his use; so that he died, not from his sickness, but from the failure of the means of living.

Moral:
Evil companions bring more hurt than profit.

Source:

Aesop's Fables
Copyright 1881
Translator: unknown
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.

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