The Man and the Satyr





A MAN and a Satyr once drank together in token of a bond of

alliance being formed between them. One very cold wintry day, as

they talked, the Man put his fingers to his mouth and blew on

them. When the Satyr asked the reason for this, he told him that

he did it to warm his hands because they were so cold. Later on

in the day they sat down to eat, and the food prepared was quite

scalding. The Man raised one of the dishes a little towards his

mouth and blew in it. When the Satyr again inquired the reason,

he said that he did it to cool the meat, which was too hot. "I

can no longer consider you as a friend," said the Satyr, "a

fellow who with the same breath blows hot and cold."





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