The Fowler and the Snake – AESOP’S FABLES (螳螂捕蝉,黄雀在后)

Spying a sparrow in a tree,

A fowler threw his net.

But in his haste, he did not see

Where his own feet were set.

Just then he heard a hiss and saw

A ribboned body dart,

And felt as though a fiery claw

Had pierced him to the heart.


And from the venom soon he died,

While watcher heard him moan

that he who hunts another’s hide

Should also guard his own.




Chinese Fables(螳螂捕蝉,黄雀在后)

The mantis want to catch the cicada, but behind them lurks the oriole

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