The Farmer And The Stork
A Farmer placed nets on his newly-sown plowlands and caught a number
of Cranes, which came to pick up his seed. With them he trapped a
Stork that had fractured his leg in the net and was earnestly beseeching
the Farmer to spare his life. "Pray save me, Master," he said, "and
let me go free this once. My broken limb should excite your pity.
Besides, I am no Crane, I am a Stork, a bird of excellent character;
and see how I love and slave for my father and mother. Look too, at
my feathers-- they are not the least like those of a Crane." The
Farmer laughed aloud and said, "It may be all as you say, I only know
this: I have taken you with these robbers, the Cranes, and you must
die in their company."
Birds of a feather flock together.