Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
428. THE LARK IN THE SNARE
Perry 251 (Chambry
A lark fell into a snare and sang a lament, 'Woe is me, wretched and
unlucky bird that I am! I have brought about my own demise not for gold
or silver or some object of value, but merely for a tiny bit of food.'
The story shows that people are willing to risk their lives for the
sake of some petty profit.
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.