The Swallow, the Serpent, and the Court of Justice





A SWALLOW, returning from abroad and especially fond of dwelling

with men, built herself a nest in the wall of a Court of Justice

and there hatched seven young birds. A Serpent gliding past the

nest from its hole in the wall ate up the young unfledged

nestlings. The Swallow, finding her nest empty, lamented greatly

and exclaimed: "Woe to me a stranger! that in this place where

all others' rights are protected, I alone should suffer wrong."





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