Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
98. The Hawk, the Kite, and the Pigeons (Perry
THE PIGEONS, terrified by the appearance of a Kite, called upon the Hawk
to defend them. He at once consented. When they had admitted him into
the cote, they found that he made more havoc and slew a larger number
of them in one day than the Kite could pounce upon in a whole year.
Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google