THE NIGHTINGALE, THE HAWK AND THE BIRD CATCHER
A hawk who was hunting a rabbit alighted in a nightingale's nest and found her
baby chicks there. When the nightingale returned, she begged the hawk to spare
the chicks. The hawk said, 'I will grant your request, if you sing me a pretty
song.' Even though she mustered all her courage, the nightingale trembled with
fear. Stricken with terror, she started to sing but her song was full of grief.
The hawk who had seized her chicks exclaimed, 'That is not a very nice song!'
He then snatched up one of the chicks and swallowed it. Meanwhile, a bird catcher
approached from behind and stealthily raised his snare: the hawk was caught
in the sticky birdlime and fell to the ground.
People who lay traps for others should be careful not to fall into a trap