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The Complete Fables - Study Guide Fables 171-175 Summary & Analysis

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(171) "The Chough and the Dog" A chough wants to offer a sacrifice to Athena. The dog tells her that Athena hates choughs. The chough says it is all the more reason to offer her a sacrifice. (172) "The Snails" A child bakes some snails, and they start to sputter. He calls them stupid for singing while their houses are on fire. (173) "The Swan Mistaken for a Goose" A wealthy man keeps a swan and a goose together. One night, the man goes to get the goose so that he may cook it. Unable to tell the two birds apart, he picks up the swan. The swan begins to sing. The man recognizes the swan's voice and does not eat him. (174) "The Swan and His Owner" A man buys a swan and asks it to sing at dinner. The swan sits silent. The swan realizes he is...

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