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Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)

Perry 265 (Syntipas 26)

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 123.

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.