~ 102. The Stork and the Crow ~



A stork quarreled with his wife and poked her eye out with his beak.
He was ashamed of what he had done, so he decided to run away.
"Where are you going?" asked the crow.
"I don't know!" replied the stork. "I just have to get away. I poked out my wife's eye! I can't bear the shame."
"Is that the beak you used to poke out her eye?" asked the crow.
The stork nodded. "Yes, this is the beak."
"Well," said the crow, "you can't run away from who you are. Wherever you go, your beak goes with you."

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 472 in the book, which is Perry 590.


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