The Sick Kite
A KITE, sick unto death, said to his mother:
O Mother! do not mourn, but at once invoke the gods that my life may be prolonged. She replied:
Alas! my son, which of the gods do you think will pity you? Is there one whom you have not outraged by filching from their very altars a part of the sacrifice which had been offered up to them?
We must make friends in prosperity, if we would have their help in adversity.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.