THE GEESE and the Cranes fed in the same meadow. A bird-catcher came to ensnare them in his nets. The Cranes
being light of wing, fled away at his approach; while the Geese, being slower of flight and heavier in their bodies, were captured.
THE WASPS and the Partridges, overcome with thirst, came to a Farmer and besought him to give them some water to drink. They promised amply to repay him the favor which they asked. The Partridges