The Kites and the Swans

The Kites and the Swans

This entry is part 107 of 108 in the series Aesop's Fables

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Moral: The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings.

The Kites of olden times, as well as the Swans, had the privilege of song.

But having heard the neigh of the horse, they were so enchanted with the sound, that they tried to imitate it; and, in trying to neigh, they forgot how to sing.

Aesop
Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.
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