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do, but at last he took his Boy up before him on the Donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passers- by began to jeer and point at them. The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at The men said: "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor Donkey of yours - you and your hulking son?"
The Man and Boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the Donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the Donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them