The Viper and the File

045. THE VIPER AND THE FILE. A viper entering a smith's shop, looked up and down for something to eat; and seeing a file, fell to gnawing it as greedily as could be. The file told him very gruffly, that he had best be quiet and let him alone, for he would get very little by nibbling at one who, upon occasion, could bite iron and steel. [more info]

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