The Sick Kite

: Aesop's Fables

A KITE, sick unto death, said to his mother: "O Mother! do not

mourn, but at once invoke the gods that my life may be

prolonged." She replied, "Alas! my son, which of the gods do you

think will pity you? Is there one whom you have not outraged by

filching from their very altars a part of the sacrifice offered

up to them?'

We must make friends in prosperity if we would have their help in