The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce:|
The Ass and the Grasshoppers
A STATESMAN heard some Labourers singing at their work, and wishing
to be happy too, asked them what made them so.
"Honesty," replied the Labourers.
So the Statesman resolved that he too would be honest, and the
result was that he died of want.
The Wolf and the Lion
AN Indian who had been driven out of a fertile valley by a White
"Now that you have robbed me of my land, there is nothing for me to
do but issue invitations to a war-dance."