Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
334. THE SEAGULL AND THE KITE
Perry 139 (Chambry
A seagull swallowed a fish and ruptured his throat. When a kite saw the
seagull lying dead on the beach, he remarked, 'It serves you right! You
were born to fly in the air and instead you lived your life on the sea.'
Those who abandon their familiar trade and dedicate themselves to an
unknown profession naturally come to a bad end.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.