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A lion had a deep hatred of hyenas, and he would roam the savannah and ruthlessly hunt down and slaughter any that he saw. For a while, the hyenas feared him, until one brave individual rallied them all together and proclaimed that they should fight back.
The next time the lion began to maul one of the hapless animals, the others emerged from the long grass and tore at the lion's flanks. He tried to defend himself, but there were so many hyenas harrying him from all sides that he was at last forced to retreat. Covered in bites and scratches, he wandered through the plains shouting, "Help me! Those hyenas have always had it in for me!"

Men claim persecution often when they are no longer allowed to persecute.
A short story written in the style of an Aesop's Fable.
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Moombeam36 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True fable, cleverly done
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ArchArad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Congratulations on your 3rd place. :clap:

The final moral was clearly illustrated by your story - a lovely fable.
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Nordica93 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Writer
Thanks!
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ATrue Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Good job and congrats on the win! You did very well to descibe the moral in a concise way. The only thing I would change is the wording of the last line (the lion's words) because the tone is so different from the rest of the language, which is more formal, that it seems completely out of place.
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Nordica93 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Writer
HOW DARE YOU CTIQIQUE ME I GOT A PRIZE I DONT HAVE 2 LISTEN 2 U!!!!11!

Just kidding; I know exactly what you mean. His words seem too 'colloquial' when compared to the rest of the formal text. Thanks for pointing that out.
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ATrue Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thank you! That's the word I was looking for... :)
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fllnthblnk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:winner: Congratulations! :winner:

Your entry into the Fable Me This! Literature Contest has been awarded 3rd place.

Thank you for entering and please check out this news article for the rest of the results!
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PaperDart Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   Writer
Very true and well presented. :nod: This strikes me as a fable particularly suited to incorporating the epimythium into the dialogue, but it works as is, too.

Good luck with the contest! ;)
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