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The Raven and the Swan

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The Raven and the Swan

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A Raven saw a Swan and desired for himself the same beautiful plumage as the Swan had.

The Raven thought that the Swan’s splendid white color came from his washing in the water in which he swam. So the Raven left the altars in the neighborhood where he picked up his living, and took up residence in the lakes and pools.

But cleansing his feathers as often as he would, he could not change their color, and through want of food he died.

Moral: Incorrectly changing your habits won’t alter your nature.

There are currently 10 suggested morals for “The Raven and the Swan”

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  1. 1 On July 30th, 2008, alana said:

    Don’t be somthing your not

  2. 2 On February 12th, 2011, Rave Girl said:

    Ravens are beautiful! I dont know what his problem was. Swans are ugly. :|

  3. 3 On March 25th, 2011, Anonymous said:

    Be yourself

  4. 4 On August 6th, 2011, Daniela said:

    And so the raven was “nevermore”

  5. 5 On March 10th, 2012, Artemis said:

    Be wary of your strong desires and the acting on them.

  6. 6 On August 27th, 2012, Shirley said:

    Be happy with who you are. Don’t change, you are beautiful in many other ways. Don’t envy others!!!!

  7. 7 On May 24th, 2013, arnold said:

    don’t be envy of others just adore the way they look and try to be happy with what god gave you

  8. 8 On October 15th, 2013, Mr Bubbles said:

    Use bleach and baby powder.

  9. 9 On September 2nd, 2014, bob said:

    don’t change for nobody. your perfect just the way you are.

  10. 10 On September 10th, 2015, Phil said:

    Instead of needing what you want, want what you need.

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