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 trouble.
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 good eating."
"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.
Aesop Author of the Fable
The Tortoise and the Birds
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Goose With the Golden Eggs", "The Fisher",
"The Tortoise and the Birds" and "The Sick Lion"
The Tortoise and the Birds Fable
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