~ 128. The Dragon and the Eagle ~
A dragon and eagle were fighting, and the dragon had wrapped itself around the eagle, trying to squeeze him to death.
A farmer saw what was happening, and he freed the eagle from the dragon's coils. The eagle then soared up into the sky.
What the farmer did made the dragon angry, so the dragon spit poison into the farmer's drinking water.
The farmer was about to drink, knowing nothing of the poison, but the eagle flew up and knocked the cup from the farmer's hands.
Although the farmer did not realize it, the grateful eagle had saved his life.
Inspired by: Mille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 630 in the book, which is Perry 395.