<h2>THE PEACOCK AND THE CRANE</h2>
<p>A Peacock taunted a Crane with the dullness of her plumage.
"Look at my brilliant colours," said she, "and see how much finer
they are than your poor feathers." "I am not denying," replied the
Crane, "that yours are far gayer than mine; but when it comes to
flying I can soar into the clouds, whereas you are confined to the
earth like any dunghill cock."</p>
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