The Flea and the Man

: Aesop's Fables

A MAN, very much annoyed with a Flea, caught him at last, and

said, "Who are you who dare to feed on my limbs, and to cost me

so much trouble in catching you?' The Flea replied, "O my dear

sir, pray spare my life, and destroy me not, for I cannot

possibly do you much harm." The Man, laughing, replied, "Now you

shall certainly die by mine own hands, for no evil, whether it be

small or large, ought to be tolerated."