THE PARTRIDGE AND THE FOWLER
PARTRIDGE, having been taken in the net of a Fowler, cried out piteously, "Spare
me, good Master Fowler, and I promise you, on my word, that I will decoy
other partridges into your net."
"No," replied the man, "whatever I might have done, I am determined now
not to let you go; for no death is too bad for one who is ready to
betray his friends."