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Aesop's Fables by  J. H. Stickney

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THE EAGLE AND THE ARROW

[53]

A
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.


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[55] "Ah!" said the Eagle, "it is indeed a double grief that I should perish by an Arrow feathered from my own wing."


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