Thursday, September 8, 2011

Image: Harundo et Avicula

M0731 - M0732 - M0733

732. Harundo et Avicula. Harundo aegre ferebat cum ceterae non solum arbores, verumetiam herbae, interdum nidos avium sustinerent, se eo honore privari. Rogavit ergo aviculam quandam ut ipsa nidificaret. Cui illa “Facerem,” inquit, “nisi instabilitati tuae diffiderem. Nolo enim filiorum meorum domum in fundamento tam instabili collocare.”

M0732 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 155. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. For another story about an unsafe nest, see the story of the halcyon, #479.

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