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Fable Aesop
The Eagle And His Captor
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An Eagle was once captured by a man, who immediately clipped
his wings and put him into his poultry-yard with the other birds,
at which treatment the Eagle was weighed down with grief.

Later, another neighbor purchased him and allowed his feathers
to grow again. The Eagle took flight, and pouncing upon a hare,
brought it at once as an offering to his benefactor.

A Fox, seeing this, exclaimed, "Do not cultivate the favor of this
man, but of your former owner, lest he should again hunt for you
and deprive you a second time of your wings."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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