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The Farmer and the Snake

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The Farmer and the Snake

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One winter a Farmer found a Snake stiff and frozen with cold. He had compassion on it, and taking it up, placed it inside his coat where it was warm.

The Snake was quickly revived by the warmth, and resuming its natural instincts, bit the Farmer, giving him a mortal wound.

“Oh,” cried the Farmer with his last breath, “I should have known better than to pity a scoundrel.”

Moral: The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful.

There are currently 7 suggested morals for “The Farmer and the Snake”

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  1. 1 On August 7th, 2011, gopher said:

    When one reaches out one’s hand to a poisonous
    creature, onecan expect to be stung–perhaps mortally so.

  2. 2 On October 14th, 2011, Nick said:

    It’s better to put a cold animal out of its misery than to warm it up for all animals wish to kill you.

  3. 3 On July 31st, 2012, evnstvn said:

    You knew it was a snake when you picked it up.

  4. 4 On May 1st, 2013, jeffrey said:

    Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  5. 5 On October 16th, 2013, the farmer and snake said:

    the snake will pay

  6. 6 On October 16th, 2013, the farmer and the snake said:

    the snake will die and the farmer will be avenged

  7. 7 On August 31st, 2014, K.W. said:

    No good deed goes unpunished!

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