The Sick Stag

Body of the Fable

A sick Stag lay down in a quiet corner of his pasture-ground.

His companions came in great numbers to inquire after his health, and each one helped himself to a share of the food which had been placed for his use; so that he died, not from his sickness, but from the failure of the means of living.

Moral of the Fable

Evil companions bring more hurt than profit.

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