City and Country Mice

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Aesop's Fables: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse

A City Mouse once upon a time went on a visit to his cousin in the . He was rough and ready, this cousin, but he loved his town friend and made him feel welcome. Beans and bacon, cheese and bread, were all he had to , but he offered them freely.

The City Mouse instead turned up his long nose at this country fare, and said: "I cannot understand, Cousin, how you can put up with such poor as this, but of course you cannot expect anything better in the country; come you me and I will show you how to live. When you have been in town a week you will wonder how you could ever have stood a country ."

No sooner said than done: the mice set off for the town and arrived at the City Mouse's residence late at . "You will want some refreshment after our long ," said the polite City Mouse, and took his friend into the grand dining-room. There they found the of a fine feast, and soon the two mice were eating up jellies and and all that was nice.

Suddenly they heard growling and . "What is that?" said the Country Mouse. "It is only the of the house," answered the other. "Only!" said the Country Mouse. "I do not like that music at my ." Just at that moment the door flew open, in came two huge mastiffs, and the two mice had to scamper down and run off. " , Cousin," said the Country Mouse, "What! going so soon?" said the other. "Yes," he ;

"Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and beer in fear."

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