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THE BALD MAN AND THE FLY. Aesop

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Aesop's Fable "THE BALD MAN AND THE FLY". Illustration by Arthur Rackham

A Fly settled on the head of a Bald Man and bit him. In his eagerness to kill it, he hit himself a smart slap. But the Fly escaped, and said to him in derision, "You tried to kill me for just one little bite; what will you do to yourself now, for the heavy smack you have just given yourself?" "Oh, for that blow I bear no grudge," he replied, "for I never intended myself any harm; but as for you, you contemptible insect, who live by sucking human blood, I′d have borne a good deal more than that for the satisfaction of dashing the life out of you!"

THE BALD MAN AND THE FLY by Aesop. Arthur Rackham illustration

THE BALD MAN AND THE FLY by Aesop. Arthur Rackham illustration

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