The Oxen and the Axle Trees

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A heavy wagon was being dragged along a country lane by a team of oxen. 

The axle-trees groaned and creaked terribly, when the oxen, turning round, thus addressed the wheels: “Hallo there! why do you make so much noise? We bear all the labor, and we, not you, ought to cry out.” 

Moral : Those who suffer most cry out the least.

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