The Rivers and the Sea

: Aesop's Fables

THE RIVERS joined together to complain to the Sea, saying, "Why

is it that when we flow into your tides so potable and sweet, you

work in us such a change, and make us salty and unfit to drink?"

The Sea, perceiving that they intended to throw the blame on him,

said, "Pray cease to flow into me, and then you will not be made