THE FARMER AND THE STORK
 A STORK of a very simple and
trusting nature had been asked
by a gay party of Cranes to visit
a field that had been newly planted. But the party ended dismally
with all the birds entangled in
the meshes of the Farmer's net.
The Stork begged the Farmer
to spare him.
"Please let me go," he pleaded.
"I belong to the Stork family who
you know are honest and birds of
good character. Besides, I did
not know the Cranes were going
"You may be a very good
bird," answered the Farmer, "but
I caught you with the thieving
Cranes and you will have to share
the same punishment with them."
You are judged by the company you keep.