THE TORTOISE AND THE EAGLE
 A TORTOISE, seeing an Eagle in flight, wanted much to
fly like him. So she asked him if he would not teach
her to fly.
He told her that it was impossible; that Tortoises
could not fly. All the more did she urge him; so at
last the Eagle seized her in his claws, bore her to a
great height, and then, letting her go, bade her fly.
She fell like a stone to the earth, and the blow
knocked the breath out of her body.
This fable teaches that men who are envious, and refuse
to take the advice of those who know more than
themselves, are apt to get into trouble.