The Crow and the Raven

: Aesop's Fables

A CROW was jealous of the Raven, because he was considered a bird

of good omen and always attracted the attention of men, who noted

by his flight the good or evil course of future events. Seeing

some travelers approaching, the Crow flew up into a tree, and

perching herself on one of the branches, cawed as loudly as she

could. The travelers turned towards the sound and wondered what

it foreboded, when one of them said to his companion, "Let us

proceed on our journey, my friend, for it is only the caw of a

crow, and her cry, you know, is no omen."

Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only

make themselves ridiculous.