The Æsop for Children with pictures by Milo Winter

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The Swallow and the Crow

The Swallow and the Crow had an argument one day about their plumage.

Said the Swallow: “Just look at my bright and downy feathers. Your black stiff quills are not worth having. Why don’t you dress better? Show a little pride!”

“Your feathers may do very well in spring,” replied the Crow, “but—I don’t remember ever having seen you around in winter, and that’s when I enjoy myself most.”

Friends in fine weather only, are not worth much.


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