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Aesop's fable


​Lesson 22


The man and the sea






A Shipwrecked Man cast up on the beach fell asleep after he struggled with the waves When he woke up,he bitterly reproached the Sea for its treachery in enticing men with its smooth and smiling surface,and then,when they were well embarked,turning in fury upon them and sending both ship and sailors to destruction The Sea arose in the form of a woman,and replied,“Lay not the blame on me,O sailor, but on the winds By nature I am as calm and safe asthelanditself:but the Winds fall upon me with their gusts and gales,and lash me into a fury that is not natural to me.”

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