THE FLIES AND THE HONEY
A JAR of honey was upset and
the sticky sweetness flowed out
on the table. The sweet smell of
the honey soon brought a large
number of Flies buzzing around.
They did not wait for an invitation. No, indeed; they settled
right down, feet and all, to gorge
themselves. The Flies were
quickly smeared from head to
foot with honey. Their wings
stuck together. They could not
pull their feet out of the sticky
mass. And so they died, giving
their lives for the sake of a taste
Be not greedy for a little passing pleasure.
It may destroy you.
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