Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)
48. THE EAGLE AND ARROW (Perry 276)
An Eagle that was watching upon a Rock once for a Hare, had the ill Hap
to be struck with an Arrow. This Arrow, it seems was feather’d from her
own Wing, which very Consideration went nearer her Heart, she said, then
THE MORAL OF THE FOUR FABLES ABOVE. Nothing goes nearer a Man in his
Misfortunes, than to find himself undone by his own folly, or but any
way accessary to his own Ruin.
L'Estrange originally published his version of the fables in 1692. There is a
very nice illustrated edition in the Children's Classics series by Knopf: Sir
Roger L'Estrange. Aesop
- Fables which is available at amazon.com.