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THE FIGHTING COCKS AND THE EAGLE
ONCE there were two Cocks
living in the same farmyard who
could not bear the sight of each
other. At last one day they flew
up to fight it out, beak and claw.
They fought until one of them
was beaten and crawled off to a
corner to hide.
The Cock that had won the
battle, flew to the top of the henhouse, and, proudly flapping his
wings, crowed with all his might
to tell the world about his victory.
But an Eagle, circling overhead,
heard the boasting chanticleer
and, swooping down, carried him
off to his nest.
His rival saw the deed, and
coming out of his corner, took his
place as master of the farmyard.
Pride goes before a fall.