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The Swallow and the Crow

"The Swallow and the Crow" is a classic fable by Aesop that imparts moral lessons through simple animal tales. In this story, the crow and swallow argue over which is the superior bird. The crow tries to belittle the swallow by focusing on her physical appearance while the swallow responds by criticizing the crow's harsh voice. The fable serves to teach that genuine worth is not solely determined by physical qualities but also includes inner values such as character and intellect.


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The Swallow and the Crow had an argument one day about their plumage. Said the Swallow: "Just look at my bright and downy feathers. Your black stiff quills are not worth having. Why don't you dress better? Show a little pride!" "Your feathers may do very well in spring," replied the Crow, "but--I don't remember ever having seen you around in winter, and that's when I enjoy myself most." Friends in fine weather only, are not worth much.
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Aesop

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller and fabulist, known for his collection of fables. His fables often featured animals as characters and conveyed moral lessons or wisdom through short narratives. Some of his most famous fables include "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "The Fox and the Grapes." These timeless stories continue to be widely read and adapted to this day. more…

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