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The Cock And The Jewel

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A COCK, scratching for food for himself and his hens, found a
precious stone and exclaimed: “If your owner had found thee, and
not I, he would have taken thee up, and have set thee in thy
first estate; but I have found thee for no purpose. I would
rather have one barleycorn than all the jewels in the world.”

 

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