The Thieves and the Cock





SOME THIEVES broke into a house and found nothing but a Cock,

whom they stole, and got off as fast as they could. Upon

arriving at home they prepared to kill the Cock, who thus pleaded

for his life: "Pray spare me; I am very serviceable to men. I

wake them up in the night to their work." "That is the very

reason why we must the more kill you," they replied; "for when

you wake your neighbors, you entirely put an end to our

business."



The safeguards of virtue are hateful to those with evil

intentions.





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