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Baby's Own Aesop (1887)

58. The Farmer's Treasure (Perry 42)

Dig deeply, my Sons! through this field!
There's a Treasure - he died: unrevealed
The spot where 'twas laid,
They dug as he bade;
And the Treasure was found in the yield.

PRODUCTIVE LABOUR IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF WEALTH

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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.