A Tortoise, basking lazily in the sun, complained to the sea-birds how hard her life was because she could not fly. An Eagle hovering nearby heard her grumbling and asked what reward she would give if he would take her aloft and float her in the air. “I will give you,” the Tortoise said, ” all the riches of the Red Sea.” “Then I will teach you to fly,” said the Eagle; and, taking the Tortoise up in his claws he carried her almost to the clouds. Suddenly he cried, “Now, then,” and ler her go, and the Tortoise fell onto a rock, smashing her shell to pieces.
Pride shall have a fall.
How would you use this fable to teach your children?
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