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Abstemius's Fables (Sir Roger L'Estrange)

259. (Abstemius 5) A Country-man and a River.

A Country-man that was to pass a River, founded it up and down to try where it was most fordable: and upon Trial he made this Observation on't: Where the Water ran Smooth, he found it Deepest; and on the contrary, Shallowest where it made most Noise.
There's More Danger in a Reserv'd and Silent, than in a Noisy, Babbling Enemy.

 


Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists: Abstemius's Fables by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Available online at Google Books.