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Short Stories

      Jupiter And The Monkey

Jupiter once declared an announcement to all the beasts of the forest, and promised a royal prize to the one whose young ones should be the handsomest.

The Monkey came with the rest, and presented, with all a mother's affection, a flat-nosed, hairless, ill-featured young Monkey as a contestant for the promised reward.

 A general laugh raised on her for the presentation of her son. She hesitantly said: "I know not whether Jupiter will give the prize to my son; but this I do know, that he is the dearest, handsomest, and most beautiful of all who are here."

Moral: A mother's love blinds her to many imperfections.