The Dove and the Ant

133. THE DOVE AND THE ANT. The ant, compelled by thirst, went to drink in a clear, purling rivulet, but the current, with its circling eddy, snatched her away, and carried her down the stream. A dove, pitying her distressed condition, cropt a branch from a neighbouring tree, and let it fall into the water, by means of which the ant saved fièrself and got ashore.
Not long after, a fowler having a design upon the dove, planted his nets in due order, without the bird's observing what he was about, which the ant perceiving, just as he was going to put his design in execution, she bit him by the heel, and made him give so sudden a start, that the dove took the alarm, and flew away. [more info]

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