Fables - Translated by George Fyler Townsend

Aesop

The Pomegranate, Apple-Tree, And Bramble


THE POMEGRANATE and Apple-Tree disputed as to which was the most beautiful. When their strife was at its height, a Bramble from the neighboring hedge lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful tone: "Pray, my dear friends, in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings."