The Old Man and Death

05. THE OLD MAN AND DEATH. An old man, employed in carrying fagots to a city for sale, being wearied with his long journey, sat down by the wayside and besought Death to come. Death at once answered the old man’s summons. and asked him why he had thus called him. “That, lifting up the load, you may help place it on my shoulders again.” was the old man's reply. MORAL. Every man clings to life, however poor or unhappy he may be. [more info]

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