The Ape and her Two Young Ones

186. THE APE AND HER TWO YOUNG ONES. An ape, having two young ones, was doatingly fond of one, but disregarded and slighted the other. One day she chanced to be surprised by the hunters, and had much ado to get off; however, she did not forget her favourite young one, which she took up in her arms, that it might be the more secure: the other, which she neglected, by natural instinct leaped upon her back, and so away they scampered together. But it unluckily fell out, that the dam in her precipitate flight, blinded with haste, dashed her favourite's head against a stone, and killed it. The hated one, clinging close to her rough back, escaped all the danger of the pursuit. [more info]

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