THE EAGLE AND THE ARROW
MOST rapacious Eagle had his eyrie on a lofty rock. Sitting there, he could watch
the movements of the animals he wished to make his prey, and, waiting his
opportunity, seize them and bear them away.
The poor creatures had no protection from such a foe. But an archer saw him
one day watching, from his place of concealment, the movements of an unsuspicious
hare; and, taking aim, he wounded him mortally.
The Eagle gave one look at the Arrow that had entered his heart, and saw that its
feathers had been furnished by himself, when descending to secure prey.
 "Ah!" said the Eagle, "it is indeed a double grief that I should perish by an
Arrow feathered from my own wing."