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A bull was bitten by a mouse, and, pained by the wound, tried to capture him. The mouse, however, reached his hole in safety. The bull dug into the walls with his horns until, wearied, he crouched down and slept by the hole.

The mouse, peeping out, crept up his flank and, again biting him, retreated to his hole. The bull rising up, and not knowing what to do, was sadly perplexed. The mouse murmured, “The great do not always prevail.”

There are times when the small and lowly are the strongest to do mischief.

What to you think the moral of The Mouse and the Bull was?

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Aesop (/ˈiːsɒp/ EE-sop or /ˈeɪsɒp/ AY-sop; Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aísopos; c. 620–564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics.

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