The Wasp and the Snake

A Wasp seated himself upon the head of a Snake, and, striking him again and again with his stings, wounded him to death. The Snake, being in great torment, and not knowing how to rid himself of his enemy, or to scare him away, saw a wagon heavily laden with wood, and went and purposely placed his head under the wheels, and said; "My enemy and I shall thus perish together."

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