The Apple and The Pear (from the Fables of Mkhitar Gosh)
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The apple and the pear, brothers, were jealous of each other. This was the argument. "Why," said [the pear] to the apple, "despite the fact that we are brothers, do kings fashion gold in your example and represent it in hand?" [The apple] replied: "Because I am round and fragrant. And if you were not jealous, I would take you along and you would be with me on the table of the wealthy, although the symbol would not be gold." But [the pear] continued to complain until it fell to the pigs. This [fable] teaches that a contemptible brother should not be jealous of the glory of a brother honored by the grandees. For thanks to him [the glorified brother], the other one too enjoys grace. Should he grow brazen, he will be abased even more . . .