The Dove and the Crow

by Aesop

We must have freedom.

A DOVE shut up in a cage was boasting of the large number of young ones which she had hatched. A Crow, hearing her, said: My good friend, cease from this unreasonable boasting. The larger the number of your family, the greater your cause of sorrow, in seeing them shut up in this prison-house.

To enjoy our blessings, we must have freedom.


Aesop's Fables
Copyright 1881
Translator: unknown
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset,
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