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