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THE OAK AND THE REEDS. Aesop

THE OAK AND THE REEDS. Jules Louis Philippe Coignet, 1831

THE OAK AND THE REEDS. Jules Louis Philippe Coignet, 1831

An Oak that grew on the bank of a river was uprooted by a severe gale of wind, and thrown across the stream. It fell among some Reeds growing by the water, and said to them, "How is it that you, who are so frail and slender, have managed to weather the storm, whereas I, with all my strength, have been torn up by the roots and hurled into the river?" "You were stubborn," came the reply, "and fought against the storm, which proved stronger than you: but we bow and yield to every breeze, and thus the gale passed harmlessly over our heads."

Aesop's Fable "THE OAK AND THE REEDS". Illustration by Arthur Rackham

Aesop's Fable "THE OAK AND THE REEDS". Illustration by Arthur Rackham

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