It is an old saying, that he who seeks what he should not, finds what he would not. Every one has heard of the ape who, in trying to pull on his boots, was caught by the foot. And it happened in like manner to a wretched slave, who, although she never had shoes to her feet, wanted to wear a crown on her head. But the straight road is the best; and, sooner or later, a day comes which settles all accounts. At last, having by evil means usurped what belonged to another, she fell to the ground; and the higher she had mounted, the greater was her fall—as you shall see. Once upon a time the King of Woody Valley had a daughter named Zoza, who was never seen to laugh.
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Today I will focus on the topic of destiny. A final verdict, however, was never reached. What they did accomplish though was that they effectively established two main schools of thought and an alternative explanation separate from them. That's precisely what we are going to discuss today.
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