Mercury and the Sculptor





MERCURY ONCE DETERMINED to learn in what esteem he was held among

mortals. For this purpose he assumed the character of a man and

visited in this disguise a Sculptor's studio having looked at

various statues, he demanded the price of two figures of Jupiter

and Juno. When the sum at which they were valued was named, he

pointed to a figure of himself, saying to the Sculptor, "You will

certainly want much more for this, as it is the statue of the

Messenger of the Gods, and author of all your gain." The

Sculptor replied, "Well, if you will buy these, I'll fling you

that into the bargain."





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