Fables

By Robert Louis

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...Transcribed from the 1901 Longmans, Green & Co. edition by David Price,
email ccx074@pglaf.org





FABLES


BY
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON




I.--THE...

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...to
it!"

"I see he's giving you a long rope," said the Captain. "But that can't
change...

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...good, and which bad?
Ah, you tell me that! Here we are in stays, and...

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...Locker in ten
minutes."

"By parity of reasoning," returned the Captain gently, "it would never be
worth while...

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...is precisely the
difference between shaving in a sinking ship and smoking in a powder
magazine?"

"Or doing...

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...a man of some philosophy.
"Granted," said he at last, as apart of the roof fell...

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...properly painted themselves, and nothing they
took more delight in than to see others painted. ...

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...man came running to the physician's
house in a great perturbation. "What is the meaning...

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...old, many strangers began to
journey through that country. These he beheld going lightly by...

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...only told to
children. Scores of us come here among the woods and dance for...

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...that the gyve on the man's ankle rang, and
answered in his stead; and the word...

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..."Are you not warmed by the fire? Does not this
food sustain you?"

"I see the...

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... "What is this that you have done? Oh, come home (where you
may be...

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...with groans.




IX.--THE FOUR REFORMERS.


Four reformers met under a bramble bush. They were all agreed...

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...I know your kind of fable," said the reader. "They both died."

"And so they...

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...no time to think, or speak, or look at the
scenery, or keep themselves clean."

"Well," said...

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... "Oho!" thought
the missionary, "it seems there is something in it after all." And...

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...this the kava of the dead was ready, and the daughters of Miru began
to intone...

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... He swam to the shore
gladly, and landed. Much matter of thought was in...

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...me."

Now at this the Fakeer was so much incensed that his hand trembled; and,
lo! in...

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...house where you will learn much."

At the gates of the dun, the King who was...

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...a weasel and a hare.

Presently the news got about; and the two lads and the...

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... But what a fool is my
brother to ride into the world, and the thing...

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...my father, and if it were not for the fair maid of the dun that
makes...

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...its light upon the heavens, and they deepened about him like
the pit; and he turned...

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...world to seek what was lying in our father's
treasury, and came back an old carle...

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...sound and
shaken by the cold."

"Be plain with me," said the man, "and tell me your...

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...was in our bones,
and strength in our sinews; and the thoughts of our head were...

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...foot to shore; and the man went up to the
market among the fishers over against...

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...and bit his beard.

And the man looked up at him and smiled. "It was...

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...of our children, the busy hearth,
and the white heads. And let that suffice, for...

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...the morrow, that I have," said the King's daughter; "but
power upon the hour, that have...

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...the dusk to the doors of the house, and along the
beach of the sea. ...

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...marvel here upon the beach, between the waves and the dead leaves."

And the man said,...

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...a river, and she had no thought for the morrow and no power
upon the hour,...