Aesop's Fables

The Mule

The MuleOne morning a Mule, who had too much to eat and too little to do, began to think himself a very fine fellow indeed, and frisked about saying, "My father was undoubtedly a high-spirited horse and I take after him entirely."
      But very soon afterwards he was put into the harness and compelled to go a very long way with a heavy load behind him.
      At the end of the day, exhausted by his unusual exertions, he said dejectedly to himself, "I must have been mistaken about my father; he can only have been an ass after all.

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