The Boy and the Scorpion

A Boy was hunting Locusts upon a wall, and had caught a great number of them; when, seeing a Scorpion, he mistook it for another Locust, and was just hollowing his hand to catch it, when the Scorpion, lifting up his sting, said; "I wish you had done it, for I would soon have made you drop me, and the Locusts into the bargain."

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