The Hen and the Swallow

15. THE HEN AND THE SWALLOW. A motherly old Hen brooded the eggs of a viper and nourished them into life. A Swallow, seeing what she had done. said, “You silly old granny! Don’t you know that these vipers you have hatched will, when grown, inflict injury not only on you but on everyone?" MORAL. Wrong is not to be countenanced, though it may be dictated by good intentions. [more info]

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