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The Rooster and the Jewel
an Aesop Fable

       A very hungry rooster was scratching and digging in the dirt looking for food. He scratched and dug and finally found a beautiful jewel. He was amazed at how the gem shone glittered.

rooster and jewel

       "This is a very fine and beautiful thing," he thought, "but I would rather have one tasty kernel of corn instead."


What is a treasure to one may be worthless to another.