An eagle swooped down upon a serpent
and caught it in his talons. But the serpent
was very quick. It coiled around the eagle in a moment.
saw the fierce fight. He came to help the eagle, and freed him from the serpent
In revenge, the serpent
spat some of its poison into the man's drinking-cup.
When the man was about to drink the water in the cup, the eagle knocked it out of his hand, and spilled the poisoned water on the ground.