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Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.)  Fables.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
The Two Crabs
 
 
ONE fine day two Crabs came out from their home to take a stroll on the sand. “Child,” said the mother, “you are walking very ungracefully. You should accustom yourself to walking straight forward without twisting from side to side.”  1
  “Pray, mother,” said the young one, “do but set the example yourself, and I will follow you.”
        “EXAMPLE IS THE BEST PRECEPT.”
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