The One-Eyed Doe

by Aesop

Danger sometimes comes from a source that is least suspected.

A DOE blind of an eye, was accustomed to graze as near to the edge of the sea as she possibly could, to secure greater safety. She turned her eye towards the land, that she might perceive the approach of a hunter or hound, and her injured eye towards the sea, from which she entertained no anticipation of danger.

Some boatmen, sailing by, saw her, and taking a successful aim, mortally wounded her. Said she: O wretched creature that I am, to take such precaution against the land, and, after all, to find this seashore, to which I had come for safety, so much more perilous.

Moral:
Danger sometimes comes from a source that is least suspected.

Source:

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

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