The Partridge and the Fowler

: Aesop's Fables

A FOWLER caught a Partridge and was about to kill it. The

Partridge earnestly begged him to spare his life, saying, "Pray,

master, permit me to live and I will entice many Partridges to

you in recompense for your mercy to me." The Fowler replied, "I

shall now with less scruple take your life, because you are

willing to save it at the cost of betraying your friends and