Fables - Translated by George Fyler Townsend

Aesop

The Seagull And The Kite


A SEAGULL having bolted down too large a fish, burst its deep gullet-bag and lay down on the shore to die. A Kite saw him and exclaimed: "You richly deserve your fate; for a bird of the air has no business to seek its food from the sea." Every man should be content to mind his own business.