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THE EAGLE AND HIS CAPTOR. Aesop

A Man once caught an Eagle, and after clipping his wings turned him loose among the fowls in his hen-house, where he moped in a corner, looking very dejected and forlorn. After a while his Captor was glad enough to sell him to a neighbour, who took him home and let his wings grow again. As soon as he had recovered the use of them, the Eagle flew out and caught a hare, which he brought home and presented to his benefactor. A fox observed this, and said to the Eagle, "Don′t waste your gifts on him! Go and give them to the man who first caught you; make _him_ your friend, and then perhaps he won′t catch you and clip your wings a second time."

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