|269. The Thrush And The Fowler|
A Thrush was feeding on a myrtle-
tree, and did not move from it, on account of the deliciousness of its berries. A Fowler observing her staying so long in one spot, having well birdlimed his reeds, caught her. The Thrush, being at the point of death
, exclaimed, "O foolish creature that I am! For the sake of a little pleasant food I have deprived myself of my life."
一只画眉鸟停在一株番石榴树上吃食物，因为上面的浆很好吃，所以不肯离开它。 一个捕鸟的人，见它栖息在那里那么的久，就用他的芦秆，涂好捉鸟胶，便捉住了它。 画眉鸟在临死的时候喊道：「哦！我是多么笨的东西啊！ 为了一点点好吃的东西，竟葬送了自己的生命！