A Tortoise desired to change its
place of residence, so he asked an
Eagle to carry him to his new home,
promising her a rich reward for her
The Eagle agreed and seizing the
Tortoise by the shell with her
talons soared aloft.
On their way they met a Crow, who
said to the Eagle: "Tortoise is
"The shell is too hard," said
the Eagle in reply.
"The rocks will soon crack the
shell," was the Crow's answer;
and the Eagle, taking the hint, let
fall the Tortoise on a sharp rock,
and the two birds made a hearty meal
of the Tortoise.
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"Never soar aloft on an