THE OWLS AND THE CROWS
THE owls, who can't see during the day,
and the crows, who can't see during the
night, were foes. So the owls said to the
crows, "We don't want the sun as you
do; we can do without him; we can see
in the dark."
 The crows said, "We don't believe you
can see in the dark; those who can't see
in the day can much less see in the
They became friends. Then the owls
said to the crows, "You don't see in the
night because you are a part of it; else
how could you be so black?"
The crows returned the compliment,
saying, "You don't see during the day
because your eyes are a part of the sun;
else how could they be so brilliant and
Then they said together, "As we love
or hate, we think of each estate!"