Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
32. The Vain Jackdaw (Perry 472)
"Fine feathers," Jack thought, "make fine fowls;
I'll be envied of bats and of owls."
But the Peacock's proud eyes
Saw through his disguise,
And Jack fled the assembly of fowls.
BORROWED PLUMES ARE SOON DISCOVERED
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.