~ 101. The Two Doves ~

Two doves, husband and wife, gathered grain and stored it in a jar.
Through their hard work, they filled the jar.
"If I'm going to eat, I'll call you, and you can eat too," said the wife, and the husband promised the same.
The weather was dry, and the grain shrank. The jar was no longer full.
The husband saw this and shouted, "You ate grain without telling me!" Enraged, he pecked his wife to death.
Then it rained; the grain grew plump, filling the jar.
"What have I done?" groaned the husband.
Realizing his mistake, he died of grief.

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 520 in the book, which is not in Perry; the story comes from a Latin translation of Kalila-wa-Dimna.

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