A Swallow and a Spider

2.26. A SWALLOW AND A SPIDER. A Spider that observed a Swallow catching of flies, fell immediately to work upon a net to catch Swallows; for she looked upon it as an encroachment upon her right: but the birds, without any difficulty, brake through the work, and flew away with the very net itself. "Well," says the Spider, "birdcatching is none of my talent, I perceive;" and so she returned to her old trade of catching flies again.
MORAL. A wise man will not undertake anything without means answerable to the end. [more info]

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