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THE FOWLER AND THE LARK. Aesop

Aesop's Fable

Aesop's Fable "THE FOWLER AND THE LARK". Illustration by Ernest Griset, 1869

A Fowler was setting his nets for little birds when a Lark came up to him and asked him what he was doing. "I am engaged in founding a city," said he, and with that he withdrew to a short distance and concealed himself. The Lark examined the nets with great curiosity, and presently, catching sight of the bait, hopped on to them in order to secure it, and became entangled in the meshes. The Fowler then ran up quickly and captured her. "What a fool I was!" said she: "but at any rate, if that′s the kind of city you are founding, it′ll be a long time before you find fools enough to fill it."

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