自惚れカラス (A1)

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●あらすじ

ある時大きなワシが子羊を爪で捕まえ、自分の巣に運んでいきました。
カラスがその様子を見ていて、自分も同じことができると思いました。

自分自身の力を過大評価してはいけない。


●本編

An Eagle, using his powerful wings seized a lamb with her claw and took it to her nest.
A Crow was watching her. He thought he could do it too. 
So, he tried to carry a large male sheep, like the Eagle. 
However, when he tried to rise again, he noticed he could not fly away. 
His claws were tangled in the wool
Not only was he not able to move, the Sheep didn't even notice he was there.

The Shepherd saw the Crow and at once, knew what had happened. 
He cut the Crow's wings and he gave it to his children when he returned home that night.
"This is a funny bird!" they said, laughing. "What do you call it, father?"
"That is a Crow, but if you ask him what he is, he will say he is an Eagle. "

Lesson: Do not let your false pride make you overestimate your powers.