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Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)

93. A THUNNY AND A DOLPHIN (Perry 113)

A Thunny gave Chace to a Dolphin; and when he was just ready to seize him, the Thunny struck before he was aware, and the Dolphin, in the Eagerness of his Pursuit, ran himself a ground with him. They were both lost; but the Thunny kept his Eye still upon the Dolphin, and observing him when he was just at last Gasp; well, says he, the Thought of Death is now easy to me, so long as I see my Enemy go for Company.
THE MORAL OF THE TWO FABLES ABOVE. 'Tis a wretched Satisfcation, that a revengeful Man takes, even in the losing of his own Life, provided that his Enemy may go for Company.

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