The Oak and the Reed

092. THE OAK AND THE REED. An Oak that had been rooted up by the winds was borne down the stream of a river, on the banks of which many Reeds were growing. The Oak wondered to see that things so slight and frail had stood the storm, when so great and strong a tree as himself had been rooted up. “Cease to wonder,” said the Reed; “you were overthrown by fighting against the storm, while we are saved by yielding and bending to the slightest breath that blows.” [more info]

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