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The Boy and the Nettle

The Boy and the Nettle is one of Aesop's classic fables wherein a young boy attempts to pluck a nettle plant but is stung by it. He then complains to his mother, who tells him the plant only stung him because he handled it lightly. The moral of the story is that certain challenges and situations in life should be grasped firmly in order to avoid getting hurt.

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A Boy, stung by a Nettle, ran home crying, to get his mother to blow on the hurt and kiss it. "Son," said the Boy's mother, when she had comforted him, "the next time you come near a Nettle, grasp it firmly, and it will be as soft as silk." Whatever you do, do with all your might.
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Aesop

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller and fabulist, known for his collection of fables. His fables often featured animals as characters and conveyed moral lessons or wisdom through short narratives. Some of his most famous fables include "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "The Fox and the Grapes." These timeless stories continue to be widely read and adapted to this day. more…

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