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Group One

1 Some timid bunnies

2 The hare outruns

3 The lion is ashamed

4 Grandma ewe

5 A fool scolds

6 The wolf fails

7 A canny bat

8 A gullible wolf

9 The amorous lion

10 Some revelers

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2. The Hare Outruns a Hound

There once was a hound who discovered a hare
        In the woods on the top of a knoll,
He barked in delight and gave chase till the night
        But the hare disappeared down a hole.

What a laugh! mocked a shepherd, Can't you be more quick
        Hunting food for your puppies and wife?

Answered Hound: Friend, it's one thing to run for your lunch,
        -- Another to run for your life!


MORAL: Your needs often decide your performance.


from the book Praying Your Story and the forthcoming book Aesop's Best: 80 Fables in Verse by William Cleary

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