THE FIGHTING COCKS AND THE EAGLE.
TWO Game Cocks were fiercely fighting for the
mastery of the farm-yard. One at last put the
other to flight. The vanquished Cock skulked away
and hid himself in a quiet corner. The conqueror,
flying up to a high wall, flapped his wings and
crowed exultingly with all his might. An Eagle
sailing through the air pounced upon him, and carried him off in his talons. The vanquished Cock
immediately came out of his corner, and ruled henceforth with undisputed mastery.
Pride goes before destruction.
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Book title: Three Hundred and Fifty Aesop's Fables.
Contributors: George Fyler Townsend - Translator, Harrison Weir - Illustrator, Aesop - Author.
Publisher: Belford, Clarke.
Place of publication: Chicago.
Publication year: 1882.
Page number: 85.
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