Reading The Aesop for Children THE YOUNG CRAB AND HIS MOTHER
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THE YOUNG CRAB AND HIS MOTHER


"Why in the world do you walk sideways like that?" said a Mother
Crab to her son. "You should always walk straight forward with
your toes turned out."

"Show me how to walk, mother dear," answered the little Crab
obediently, "I want to learn."

So the old Crab tried and _tried_ to walk straight forward. But
she could walk sideways only, like her son. And when she wanted
to turn her toes out she tripped and fell on her nose.

Do not tell others how to act unless you can set a good example.

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