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Unformatted text preview: O bird-trap, you binder, you bind the reed-basket! The lone workman, even the destitute, is provided for; The grains. .. are spread. Then the Storm spoke a word The millstone lies still, while the pestle pounds! From side-plate and foot-plate good results may be had! Why should the sieve quarrel with the strainer? Why make another angry? Ashnan, can a single one reap your neck? Ripe grain, why should you compare? Then Enlil spoke to the Hoe O hoe, do not be so angry! Do not cry out so loud! Of the Hoe, is not Nisaba its overseer, its captain? Hoe, whether f ve or ten shekel make your price, Or whether one-third or one half mina, Like a maid-servant, always ready, you will ful f ll your task! Dispute of the Hoe and the Plow. Because the Hoe was greater than the Plow, Praise be to Nisaba....
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- Summer '10