AN EAGLE flying down from his eyrie, on a lofty rock, seized upon a lamb, and carried him aloft on his talons. A Jackdaw, who witnessed the capture of the lamb, was stirred with envy, and dotermined to emulate the strength and flight of the Eagle. He flew round with a great whirr of his wings, and settled upon a large ram, with the intention of carrying him off, but his claws becoming entangled in his fleece he was not able to release himself, although he fluttered with his feathers as much as he could. The shepherd, seeing what had happened, ran up
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Publication information: 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: 217.