The Crow and the Serpent (fable)

A CROW in great want of food saw a Serpent asleep in a sunny nook, and, flying down, greedily seized him.

The Serpent, turning about, bit the Crow with a mortal wound. In the agony of death, the bird exclaimed:

“O unhappy me! who have found in that which I deemed a happy windfall the source of my destruction.”

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