The Crow and the Serpent

: Aesop's Fables

A CROW in great want of food saw a Serpent asleep in a sunny

nook, and flying down, greedily seized him. The Serpent, turning

about, bit the Crow with a mortal wound. In the agony of death,

the bird exclaimed: "O unhappy me! who have found in that which I

deemed a happy windfall the source of my destruction."