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Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.)  Fables.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
The Fox and the Mask
 
 
A FOX had by some means got into the store-room of a theatre. Suddenly he observed a face glaring down on him and began to be very frightened; but looking more closely he found it was only a Mask such as actors use to put over their face. “Ah,” said the Fox, “you look very fine; it is a pity you have not got any brains.”
        “OUTSIDE SHOW IS A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR INNER WORTH.”
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