Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
454. THE TWO ROOSTERS AND THE EAGLE
Perry 281 (Syntipas
Two roosters were fighting with one another. The loser hid himself away
in a corner, while the rooster who had won the battle flew up on top of
the house and flapped his wings, crowing about his victory. An eagle then
swooped down and carried the rooster away.
This fable shows that you should not boast foolishly or become conceited
if you happen to enjoy a moment of success.
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.