Aesop's Fables (Joseph Jacobs)
Jacobs 66. The One-Eyed Doe (Perry 75)
A Doe had had the misfortune to lose one of her eyes, and could not see
any one approaching her on that side. So to avoid any danger she always
used to feed on a high cliff near the sea, with her sound eye looking
towards the land. By this means she could see whenever the hunters approached
her on land, and often escaped by this means. But the hunters found out
that she was blind of one eye, and hiring a boat rowed under the cliff
where she used to feed and shot her from the sea. "Ah," cried
she with her dying voice,
"You cannot escape your fate."
Fables of Aesop, by Joseph Jacobs with illustrations by
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