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Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 019)

Based on Ῥοιὰ καὶ μηλέα καὶ ἐλαία καὶ βάτος

Country of origin: Greece


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The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, and Bramble

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

THE POMEGRANATE and Apple-Tree disputed as to which was the most beautiful. When their strife was at its height, a Bramble from the neighboring hedge lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful tone: "Pray, my dear friends, in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings."