<h2>THE PARTRIDGE AND THE FOWLER</h2>
<p>A Fowler caught a Partridge in his nets, and was just about to
wring its neck when it made a piteous appeal to him to spare its
life and said, "Do not kill me, but let me live and I will repay
you for your kindness by decoying other partridges into your nets."
"No," said the Fowler, "I will not spare you. I was going to kill
you anyhow, and after that treacherous speech you thoroughly
deserve your fate."</p>