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The Mule

A Mule, frolicsome from lack of work and from too much corn, galloped about in a very extravagant manner, and said to himself: 'My father surely was a high-mettled racer, and I am his own child in speed and spirit.' On the next day, being driven a long journey, and feeling very wearied, he exclaimed in a disconsolate tone: 'I must have made a mistake
my father, after all, could have been only an ass.'