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The mountain and the squirrel

The mountain and the squirrel

Had a quarrel,

And the former called the latter

“Little prig.”

Bun replied,

“You are doubtless very big;

But all sorts of things and weather

Must be taken in together

To make up a year

And a sphere. And I think it no disgrace

To occupy my place.

If I’m not so large as you,

You are not so small as I,

And not half so spry;

I’ll not deny you make A very pretty squirrel track,

Talents differ; all is well and wisely put;

If I cannot carry forests on my back,

Neither can you crack a nut.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Answer the follewing questions:

(1) Why does the mountain call the squirrel ‘little prig”?


(ii) What qualities of the mountain does the squirrel appreciate ?


(iii) What tasks is the mountain unable to perform?


(iv) Do you like the squirrel’s reasoning? why?


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