The Wasps, the Partridges, and t

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  THE WASPS1 and the Partridges, overcome with thirst, came to a

  Farmer and besought2 him to give them some water to drink. They

  promised amply to repay him the favor which they asked. The

  Partridges declared that they would dig around his vines and make

  them produce finer grapes. The Wasps said that they would keep

  guard and drive off thieves with their stings. But the Farmer

  interrupted them, saying: "I have already two oxen, who, without

  making any promises, do all these things. It is surely better

  for me to give the water to them than to you."

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