The Thirsty Pigeon

: Aesop's Fables

A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water

painted on a signboard. Not supposing it to be only a picture,

she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed

against the signboard, jarring herself terribly. Having broken

her wings by the blow, she fell to the ground, and was caught by

one of the bystanders.

Zeal should not outrun discretion.