The Belly and the Members (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

THE MEMBERS of the Body rebelled against the Belly, and said, “Why should we be perpetually engaged in administering to your wants, while you do nothing but take your rest, and enjoy yourself in luxury and self-indulgence?” The Members carried out their resolve and refused their assistance to the Belly. The whole Body quickly became debilitated, and the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes, when too late, repented of their folly.


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  1. September 25, 2021

    […] question is answered by the ancient Greek story teller Aesop. In “The Belly and the members” the parts of the body rebelled against the lazy belly. There was one thing they hadn’t […]

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