The Sparrow and the Hare

: Aesop's Fables

A HARE pounced upon by an eagle sobbed very much and uttered

cries like a child. A Sparrow upbraided her and said, "Where now

is thy remarkable swiftness of foot? Why were your feet so slow?"

While the Sparrow was thus speaking, a hawk suddenly seized him

and killed him. The Hare was comforted in her death, and

expiring said, "Ah! you who so lately, when you supposed yourself

safe, exulted over my calamity, have now reason to deplore a

similar misfortune."