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FABULA: "Câinele şi căţelul" de Grigore Alexandrescu

"Cât îmi sunt de urâte unele dobitoace, Cum lupii, urşii, leii şi alte câteva, Care cred despre sine că preţuiesc ceva! De se trag din neam mare, Asta e o-ntâmplare: Şi eu poate sunt nobil, dar s-o arăt nu-mi place. Oamenii spun adesea că-n ţări civilizate Este egalitate. Toate iau o schimbare şi lumea se ciopleşte, Numai pe noi mândria nu ne mai părăseşte. Cât pentru mine unul, fieştecine ştie C-o am de bucurie Când toată lighioana, măcar şi cea mai proastă, Câine sadea îmi zice, iar nu domnia-voastră."

Aşa vorbea deunăzi cu un bou oarecare Samson, dulău de curte, ce lătra foarte tare.

Căţelul Samurache, ce şedea la o parte Ca simplu privitor, Auzind vorba lor, Şi că nu au mândrie, nici capricii deşarte, S-apropie îndată Să-şi arate iubirea ce are pentru ei: "Gândirea voastră, zise, îmi pare minunată, Şi sentimentul vostru îl cinstesc, fraţii mei."

- "Noi, fraţii tăi? răspunse Samson plin de mânie, Noi, fraţii tăi, potaie! O să-ţi dăm o bătaie Care s-o pomeneşti. Cunoşti tu cine suntem, şi ţi se cade ţie, Lichea neruşinată, astfel să ne vorbeşti?" - "Dar ziceaţi..." - "Şi ce-ţi pasă? Te-ntreb eu ce ziceam? Adevărat vorbeam, Că nu iubesc mândria şi că urăsc pe lei, Că voi egalitate, dar nu pentru căţei."

Aceasta între noi adesea o vedem, Şi numai cu cei mari egalitate vrem.


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