The Two Crabs

109. THE TWO CRABS. It is said to be the nature of a crab-fish to go backward; however, a mother crab, one day reproved her daughter, and was in a great passion with her for her untoward, awkward gait, which she desired her to alter, and not to move in a way so contradictory to the rest of the world.
“Indeed, mother,” says the young crab, “I walk as decently as I can, and to the best of my knowledge; but if you would have me go otherwise, I beg you would be so good as to practise it first, and show me by your own example how you would have me behave myself.” [more info]

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