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Indian Fables by  Ramaswami Raju

The Hare and the Pig

A hare and a pig once agreed to leap over a ditch. The hare went a great way, and fell into it, just short by an inch. The pig went some way and fell into it; but far behind the hare. Yet they were eager to know which of them leapt more, and was therefore the better animal.

So they said to a fox, who had been watching the race, "Will you tell us which of us is superior, and which inferior, in the race?"

The fox said, "Both in the ditch: can't say which!"

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