The Hawk and the Farmer

131. THE HAWK AND THE FARMER. A hawk, pursuing a pigeon over a corn-field with great eagerness and force, threw himself into a net, which a husbandman had planted there to take the crows; who, being employed not far off, and seeing the hawk fluttering in the net, came and took him.
But just as he was going to kill him, the hawk besought him to let him go, assuring him that he was only following a pigeon, and neither intended, nor had done any harm to him.
To whom the farmer replied, “And what harm had the poor pigeon done to you?” Upon which he wrung his head off immediately. [more info]

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