The Bird Who Borrowed His Plumes
(An ancient tale rewritten in my own words.)
A jay wandered into a yard where peacocks used to walk. There he discovered a quantity of feathers which the peacocks had shed while molting. He fastened them all to his tail and proudly approached the peacocks. When they discovered what he had done, they were not amused and removed his borrowed feathers. Now there was nothing left for him to do but return to the other jays, who had observed his performance from afar. But to his dismay the jays were equally annoyed with him.
Moral: A jay in peacock feathers is still a jay.Recommend0 recommendations