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Aesop's Fables: The Walnut-Tree

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The Walnut-Tree

A Walnut-tree, which grew by the roadside, bore every year a plentiful crop of nuts. Every one who passed by pelted its branches with sticks and stones, in order to bring down the fruit, and the tree suffered severely. "It is hard," it cried, "that the very persons who enjoy my fruit should thus reward me with insults and blows."

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