A certain tyrant was in the habit of writing verses which he himself thought perfect.

Since he was a king, the people to whom he showed them took care not to contradict him and praised them to the skies.

One day the tyrant showed his verses to a learned man who found a great many faults with them.

This made the king so angry that he sent his critic to prison.

After some time, however, he made up his mind to pardon him. On the man's return, the king invited him to dinner.

Again he showed his verses and ask what the learnerd man thought of them.

The latter turned to the guards who were standing by and said in loud voice. " Take me back to prison!"

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