The Jackdaw and the Doves

: Aesop's Fables

A JACKDAW, seeing some Doves in a cote abundantly provided with

food, painted himself white and joined them in order to share

their plentiful maintenance. The Doves, as long as he was

silent, supposed him to be one of themselves and admitted him to

their cote. But when one day he forgot himself and began to

chatter, they discovered his true character and drove him forth,

pecking him with their beaks. Failing to obtain food among the

Doves, he returned to the Jackdaws. They too, not recognizing

him on account of his color. expelled him from living with them.

So desiring two ends, he obtained neither.