THE SPENDTHRIFT AND THE SWALLOW
A DISSOLUTE young man who had spent all his fortune, and had only his cloak left,
when he spied
 a Swallow coming forth out of season, thought that spring was at hand,
and so went and sold his cloak, as having no immediate use for it. But
afterward, when a storm arose, and the air was very keen, he saw the
Swallow lying desolate and dead, and said to her: "Ah, my friend, you
have ruined me, and are lost yourself."
The fable teaches that one swallow does not make a summer.