of her young than for her inability to avenge them. A just retribution, however, quickly fell upon the Eagle. While hovering near an altar, on which some villagers were sacrificing a goat, she suddenly seized a piece of the flesh, and carried it, along with a burning cinder, to her nest. A strong breeze soon fanned the spark into a flame, and the eaglets, as yet unfledged and helpless, were roasted in their nest and dropped down dead at the bottom of the tree. There, in the sight of the Eagle, the Fox gobbled them up.

(see C.H. Gibbs-Smith in Stenton - The Raven and the Fox )

 

The Eagle and the Fox

An Eagle and a Fox formed an intimate friendship and decided to
live near each other.
 The Eagle built her
nest in the branches
of a tall tree, while
the Fox crept into
the underwood and
there produced her young. Not long after they had agreed upon this
plan, the Eagle, being in want of provision for her young ones, swooped down while the Fox was out, seized upon one of the little cubs, and feasted herself and her brood. The Fox on her return, discovered what had happened, but was less grieved for the death

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