Sunday, September 5, 2010

Illustrated: Aquila et Testudo


M0406 - M0407 - M0408
407. Aquila et Testudo. Testudo aquilam magnopere orabat, ut volare sese doceret. “Rem petis,” inquit aquila, “naturae tuae contrariam, nam quomodo poteris volare, cum alas non habeas?” Testudo autem nihilominus aquilam obsecrabat ut se volucrem facere vellet. Itaque eam ungulis arreptam aquila sustulit in sublime ibique demisit, ut per aera ferretur sed, cum in rupes decidisset, comminuta interiit.

Aquila et Testudo

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M0407 = Perry230. Source: Morris 59. This is Perry 230. Compare the fable of the beetle and the eagle, #687. For another flying turtle, see #640. Read a Fabula Facilis version of this fable.

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