Fable from Apocalypo

and the man sat alone

drenced in sadness

and all the animals drew near to him and said

We do not like to see you so sad

Ask us for whatever you wish and you shall have it

the man said I want good sight

the vulture replied You shall have mine

the man said I want to be strong

the jaguar said You shall be strong like me

then the man said I long to know the sectrets of the earth

the serpent replied I will show them to you

and so it went with all the animlas

and when the man had all the gifts that they could give he left

the owl said to the other animlas

Now the man knows much and is able to do many things suddenly i am afriad

the deer said The man has all that he needs

Now his sadness will stop

but the owl replied No

I saw a hole in the man

Deep like a hunger that he will never fill

It is what makes him sad and what makes him want

He will go on taking and taking until the day the world will say

I am no more and I have nothing left to give…


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