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Against a pike was lodged the plaint : —
He'd made the pond a home unpleasant ;
It was a reason for restraint,
And, that the rogue in person should be present.
He, from the water, in a tub was brought.
The magistrates nearby, collecting,
In a rich meadow pasture sought.
Here is a list of those the captive's case affecting : —
Two asses gathered there,
Two ancient, sorry horses and of goats a pair.
While also, as a general inspector,
A fox was of the prosecution the director.
Among the people, rumour said : —
This pike supplied the fox with fish : his table
Nevertheless, the judges were in no way partial ;
lyctting no wile or trend of vulpine tricks
Obscure their crj^stal vision, they must fix
Upon a judgment free from poHtics ;
Against the guilty one their forces marshal!.
And sinners to deter, suspend him from a beam.
"My lord," pronounced the fox, "I am for death
as sentence :
Hanging is over good, despite the rogue's repentance ;
The punishment should be remarkable, extreme ;
To make a wicked Ufe both dangerous and
The pike should now be drowned." " A
Exclaimed the judges, " surely no way spiteful,"
And threw the pike into a stream.
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