Jupiter and the Camel

065. JUPITER AND THE CAMEL. The camel presented a petition to Jupiter, complaining of the hardships of his case, in not having like bulls and other creatures, horns, or any weapons of defence to protect himself from the attacks of his enemies; and prayed that relief might be given him in such manner as might be thought most expedient.
Jupiter could not help smiling at the impertinent address of the great silly beast; but, however, rejected the petition, and told him, that so far from granting his unreasonable request, henceforward he would take care his ears would be shortened, as a punishment for his presumptuous importunity. [more info]

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