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The Eagle and The Jackdaw

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The Shepherd saw the fluttering Jackdaw and at once guessed what had happened. Running up, he caught the bird and clipped its wings. That evening he gave the Jackdaw to his children. “What a funny bird this is!” they said laughing, “what do you call it, father?” “That is a Jackdaw, my children. But if…

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The Shepherd saw the fluttering Jackdaw and at once guessed what had happened. Running up, he caught the bird and clipped its wings. That evening he gave the Jackdaw to his children.

“What a funny bird this is!” they said laughing, “what do you call it, father?”

“That is a Jackdaw, my children. But if you should ask him, he would say he is an Eagle.”

Do not let your vanity make you overestimate your powers.

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