Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
34. The Two Jars (Perry 513)
"Never fear!" said the Brass to the Clay,
Of two jars that the flood bore away:
"Keep you close to my side!"
But the Porcelain replied,
"I'll be smashed if beside you I stay."
OUR FRIEND OUR ENEMY
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.