The Hen and the Swallow

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A Hen finding the eggs of a viper, and carefully keeping them warm, nourished them into life.

 

A Swallow observing what she had done, said: "You silly creature! Why have you hatched these vipers, which, when they shall have grown, will surely inflict injury on all of us, beginning with yourself?"

 


Moral : If we nourish evil, it will sooner or later turn upon us.


Category: Aesop Fables

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