The Gamecocks and the Partridge

: Aesop's Fables

A MAN had two Gamecocks in his poultry-yard. One day by chance

he found a tame Partridge for sale. He purchased it and brought

it home to be reared with his Gamecocks. When the Partridge was

put into the poultry-yard, they struck at it and followed it

about, so that the Partridge became grievously troubled and

supposed that he was thus evilly treated because he was a

stranger. Not long afterwards he saw the Cocks fighting together

and not separating before one had well beaten the other. He then

said to himself, "I shall no longer distress myself at being

struck at by these Gamecocks, when I see that they cannot even

refrain from quarreling with each other."