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Aesop Said So: Lithographs by Hugo Gellert

THE LABORING MAN AND THE OSTRICH (The Wild Boar and the Ostrich)

A Wild Boar was sharpening his tusks, when an Ostrich, coming by, asked why he did so.

"I can see no reason for it," said she; "there is neither hunter, nor hound in sight, nor any other danger that I can see, at hand."

"You would do well to look again," replied the Wild Boar; "and remember, when my enemies be upon me, I shall have something else to do than sharpen my weapons."