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The Complete Fables - Study Guide Fables 136-140 Summary & Analysis

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(136)"The Kite Who Neighed" A kite, whose voice was high-pitched and shrill, hears a horse neighing beautifully. Envious, the kite tries to imitate the horse with all his might and loses his voice. Now he has neither his nor the horse's voice. (137) "The Bird-catcher and the Asp" A bird-catcher builds a snare for a bird. He sets the trap down on top of an asp without seeing it. The asp bites him, and as he lies dying, the bird-catcher realizes that as he set a trap to kill others, he has become Death's prey. (138) "The Old Horse" An old horse is forced to work a millstone and says that he has been reduced from turning a racetrack to turning a millstone. (139) "The Horse, the Ox, the Dog, and the Man" Zeus gives man a short life span. Man offers shelter to a horse, a dog...

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