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THE GNAT AND THE BULL. Aesop

Aesop's Fable

Aesop's Fable "THE GNAT AND THE BULL". Illustration by Arthur Rackham

A Gnat alighted on one of the horns of a Bull, and remained sitting there for a considerable time. When it had rested sufficiently and was about to fly away, it said to the Bull, "Do you mind if I go now?" The Bull merely raised his eyes and remarked, without interest, "It′s all one to me; I didn′t notice when you came, and I shan′t know when you go away."

We may often be of more consequence in our own eyes than in the eyes of our neighbours.

THE GNAT AND THE BULL. Ernest Griset (1843-1907)

THE GNAT AND THE BULL. Ernest Griset (1843-1907)

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