11 The comedian
12 The donkey adores
13 The disappointed fox
14 A ghost cures
15 the golden eggs
16 The camel copies
17 A gluttonous mouse
18 The hunter condemns
19 The sun plans
20 The bragging candle
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18. The Hunter Condemns a Traitorous Partridge
A hunter caught a partridge one fine day,
And the partridge screamed:
Friend! let me get away
And I'll become your decoy and your slave
So you'll catch all the partridges that you crave!
said the hunter,
Now you'll die
For not just one but two good reasons why.
The first: you are my favorite "recipe,"
And second: punishment for treachery.
MORAL: Once we betray our friend to save ourselves, only a fool would trust us
from the book Prayers and Fables and the forthcoming book Aesop's Best: 80 Fables in Verse by William Cleary