The Crow and the Serpent

A Crow in great want of food saw
a Serpent asleep in a sunny nook,
and flying down, greedily seized
him. The Serpent, turning about,
bit the Crow with a mortal wound.
In the agony of death, the bird
exclaimed: "O unhappy me! who
have found in that which I
deemed a happy windfall the
source of my destruction."


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