The One-Eyed Doe

A DOE blind in one eye was accustomed to graze as near to the

edge of the cliff as she possibly could, in the hope of securing

her greater safety. She turned her sound eye towards the land

that she might get the earliest tidings of the approach of hunter

or hound, and her injured eye towards the sea, from whence she

entertained no anticipation of danger. Some boatmen sailing by

saw her, and taking a successful aim, mortally wounded her.

Yielding up her last breath, she gasped forth this lament: "O

wretched creature that I am! to take such precaution against the

land, and after all to find this seashore, to which I had come

for safety, so much more perilous."

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