THE PEACOCK AND THE CRANE
 A PEACOCK, puffed up with
vanity, met a Crane one day, and
to impress him spread his gorgeous tail in the Sun.
"Look," he said. "What have
you to compare with this? I am
dressed in all the glory of the
rainbow, while your feathers are
gray as dust!"
The Crane spread his broad
wings and flew up toward the
"Follow me if you can," he
said. But the Peacock stood
where he was among the birds of
the barnyard, while the Crane
soared in freedom far up into
the blue sky.
The useful is of much more importance and value, than the ornamental.