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The Complete Fables - Study Guide Fables 236-240 Summary & Analysis

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(236) "The Begging Priests of Cybele" A donkey, belonging to priests, drops dead from exhaustion. The priests use the donkey's skin to make drums. They say that though the donkey is dead, he still gets hit. (237) "The Mice and the House-ferrets" Mice and house-ferrets are at war. The mouse generals wear horns to distinguish themselves from mouse soldiers. The mice lose and run back to their holes. The generals can't get into their holes because of the horns. (238) "The Fly" A fly falls into a pot of boiled meat. She welcomes death because she has eaten and drank and had a bath. (239) "The Flies" Some flies find honey and eat it. The stick to the honey and suffocate. They realize that a moment's pleasure caused their death. (240) "The Ant" The ant was once a farmer. One day the farmer steals his neighbor's harvest, and Zeus, angered...

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