~ 109. The Crow's Warning ~



The birds were debating whether or not to elect another king in addition to the eagle.
The little birds thought that they'd be better protected if they had more kings.
The big birds, meanwhile, were hoping they might be elected to be the new king.
So, the majority of the birds were ready to vote in favor of electing another king when the crow spoke up and warned them of the danger.
"It's already hard enough to fill the stomach of one king," squawked the crow. "Think how much harder it will be to fill more than one royal stomach!"

Inspired byMille 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 434 in the book, which is a fable from Abstemius; it is not in Perry's catalog. The fable in Abstemius speaks about filling sacks; I changed it to stomachs.


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