The Crow And The Dawn

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

A Crow that lived on a tree by a great city in the East thought that the

day dawned because of his cawing. One day he said to himself, "How

important I am! But for my care, I confess, the world would get into a


He had a mind to see how the world would fare if for it he did not care.

So toward day-dawn he shut his eyes, and slept away without cawing. Then

he awoke, and found the sun shining as bright as ever on the great city.

He said, with great ill-humor, "I see how it happened. Some knave of my

kind must have cawed and helped the sun up!"

Error breeds error.