The Hawk, the Kite, and the Pigeons

: Aesop's Fables

THE PIGEONS, terrified by the appearance of a Kite, called upon

the Hawk to defend them. He at once consented. When they had

admitted him into the cote, they found that he made more havoc

and slew a larger number of them in one day than the Kite could

pounce upon in a whole year.

Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease.