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Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 024)

Based on Χελιδὼν καὶ κορώνη περὶ κάλλους φιλονεικοῦσαι

Country of origin: Greece


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The Swallow and the Crow

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

THE SWALLOW and the Crow had a contention about their plumage. The Crow put an end to the dispute by saying, "Your feathers are all very well in the spring, but mine protect me against the winter." Fair weather friends are not worth much.