THE SPARROW AND
THE MYRTLE BERRIES
A sparrow was feeding on some myrtle berries. The berries were so sweet that
the sparrow stayed right there in the tree and refused to leave. Meanwhile,
a bird catcher who had been watching the sparrow caught her and killed her.
As the sparrow was about to take her last breath, she exclaimed, 'What a miserable
creature I am! I am going to die merely for the sake of some food and its momentary
This fable shows that some people, out of their desire for good food and
luxury, put their lives at risk in the same way as wicked people do.