The Serpent And The File

A SERPENT in the course of its wanderings came into an armourer’s shop. As
he glided over the floor he felt his skin pricked by a file lying there. In a
rage he turned round upon it and tried to dart his fangs into it; but he could
do no harm to heavy iron and had soon to give over his wrath.<br>
<p><p>&#147;IT IS USELESS ATTACKING THE INSENSIBLE.&#148; <br>