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… out and ask him to give me the things I need.”

“But”, said the Prophet, “you cannot have all: if you have size you cannot climb a tree; if strength, you need not be swift.”

But all the Prophet’s talk was in vain; the little Antelope wanted at least horns, size, strength, a long fly-flapper tail. “Then”, said he, “I shall be content”. To this the Prophet said: “So be it, little Antelope; go to the long slope of Mount Epoch, and there roll in the Dust of Ages.”

The Antelope did so, and was overjoyed to find himself of great size and strength, with a beautiful fly-flapper tail, and two long horns on his head. After some time, however, he found that there was yet much needed to ..text continues