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The Complete Fables - Fables 81-85 Summary & Analysis

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Fables 81-85 Summary

(81) "The Ploughman and the Snake Who Had Killed his Son" A snake bites and kills a ploughman's son. The ploughman waits outside the snake's hole ready to chop off its head. The snake sticks his head out of the hole, but the ploughman misses and leaves a large gash in a nearby rock. The snake says that the ploughman will never forgive his act, and he will always hate the ploughman whenever he sees the destroyed rock. (82) "The Ploughman and the Frozen Snake" A ploughman finds a frozen snake and takes pity on it. He puts it under his shirt to warm it. The snake wakes up and bites the ploughman. The ploughman thinks he deserves his fate for saving such a wicked animal. (83) "The Farmer and His Children" A farmer lies on his deathbed and tells his children to dig in the vineyard to...

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