THE PARTRIDGE AND THE FOWLER
FOWLER caught a Partridge, and was just going to kill it.
"Wait a moment," said the Partridge; "don't kill me."
"Why not?" said the Fowler.
"Because I like to live," said the Partridge; "and, besides, if you let
me go, I will bring some of my friends and neighbors here, and you can
catch them, and that will be better than only one poor bird."
"You are willing, then, that you friends and neighbors should die, to save
your own life?" said the Fowler. "Wicked Partridge! you have lived long
enough." And he killed it.