Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
45. THE BIRD CATCHER AND THE PARTRIDGE
Perry 265 (Syntipas
A bird catcher had captured a partridge and was ready to strangle her
right there on the spot. The partridge wanted to save her life so she
pleaded with the bird catcher and said, 'If you release me from this snare,
I will lure many partridges here and bring them to you.' The bird catcher
was made even more angry by this and he killed the partridge immediately.
This fable shows that someone who lays a trap for others will fall
victim to it himself.
Note: For another fable about a partridge decoy, see Fable
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.