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STORIES IN A NUTSHELL – THE GNAT AND THE BULL

The Gnat And The Bull

A Fable By Aesop

A huge bull stood grazing in the field. A tiny gnat buzzed about its ear and finally landed on one of his huge horns. After a while, the little gnat said loudly, “Dear bull, pardon me if I have disturbed your peaceful afternoon with the weight of my body on your horns. I offer you one thousand apologies for I never meant to inconvenience you with my presence at all. I wouldn’t want you to think I didn’t care about your solitude and comfort.”

The bull replied, “Little gnat, thank you for the grandiose apology you felt such great need to share. But you think too highly of yourself. I didn’t even notice you were there.”