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Baby's Own Aesop (1887)

65. The Horse and The Ass (Perry 181)

Overladen the Ass was. The Horse
Wouldn't help, but had time for remorse
When the Ass lay dead there;
For he then had to bear
Both the load of the Ass and his corpse.


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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.