Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
24. The Fir and The Bramble (Perry
The Fir-tree looked down on the Bramble.
"Poor thing only able to scramble
About on the ground."
Just then an axe' sound
Made the Fir wish himself but a Bramble.
PRIDE OF PLACE HAS ITS DISADVANTAGES
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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.