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THE COCK AND THE JEWEL. Aesop

Aesop's Fable

Aesop's Fable "THE COCK AND THE JEWEL". Illustration by Arthur Rackham

A Cock, scratching the ground for something to eat, turned up a Jewel that had by chance been dropped there. "Ho!" said he, "a fine thing you are, no doubt, and, had your owner found you, great would his joy have been. But for me! give me a single grain of corn before all the jewels in the world."

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