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The Complete Fables - Fables 356-358 Summary & Analysis

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Fables 356-358 Summary

(356) "The Flea and the Boxer" A flea lands on the toe of a sick boxer and takes a bite of him. The boxer tries to crush the flea, but the flea jumps away. He hopes Herakles will help him with his opponent more than he helped with the flea. (357) "The Flea and the Man" A flea irritates a man relentlessly. The man catches the flea and asks why he continuously bites him. The flea says it is the way his kind lives, and they cannot do very much harm. The man says he will kill the flea to keep it from breeding. (358) "The Flea and the Ox" A flea asks an ox why he toils for men when the flea is able to bite them and feast on their blood. The ox says that he is grateful to humans because they often rub his shoulders...

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