The Snipe Shooter

1.41. THE SNIPE SHOOTER. We often miss our point by dividing our attention.
As a sportsman ranged the fields with his gun, attended by an experienced old Spaniel, he happened to spring a Snipe; and almost at the same instant, a covey of Partridges. Surprised at the accident, and divided in his aim, he let fly too indeterminately, and by this means missed them both. "Ah, my good master," said the Spaniel, "you should never have two aims at once. Had you not been dazzled and seduced by the luxurious hope of Partridge, you would most probably have secured your Snipe." [more info]

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