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The Complete Fables Chapter Summary & Analysis - Fables 46-50 Summary

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Fables 46-50 Summary

(46) "The Man Who Promised the Impossible" A poor and ill man appeals to the gods. He promises them large sacrifices in exchange for his life. His wife asks him where he will get the money to pay for the sacrifice. He says the gods will not save his life just to call him to account. (47) "The Coward and the Ravens" A coward hears some ravens on his way to war and drops his weapons from fright. When he hears them a second time, he swears that he will not be a meal for them, no matter how loud they crow. (48) "The Man Bitten by an Ant, and Hermes" A man sees a shipwreck and calls the gods unjust for killing so many people to get one impious one. An ant bites the man, and he kills all the ants to get the one who bit...

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