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Baby's Own Aesop - The Lazy Housemaids

Walter Crane - Baby's Own Aesop - The Lazy Housemaids

The Lazy Housemaids - Illustration from Baby's Own Aesop drawn by Walter Crane.

In this story the lazy hoursemaids kill the rooster whose crowing got them up too early. But in revenge the mistress of the house now gets them up even earlier. The moral of the story is that laziness is its own punishment.










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