The Hen and the Cat

Hearing that a hen was laid up sick in her nest, a cat paid a visit out of sympathy. After creeping up to her, he said, “How are you, my dear friend? What can I do for you? Do you need anything? Just tell me, and I’ll bring you anything in the world you want. Just keep up your spirits, and don’t be alarmed.”

Thank you,” said the hen. “Just be good enough to leave me, and I’m sure that I’ll soon get well again.”

Old Learning: Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they leave.

New Take

Every coin has two sides. It is not wise to decide by seeing one side only.

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