THE JACKDAW AND THE RAVENS
There was a jackdaw who was bigger than the other jackdaws. Scorning his fellows,
he joined the company of the ravens, having decided to spend his life as a member
of their flock. The ravens, however, did not recognize the voice of this bird
or his appearance, so they attacked him and drove him away. Rejected by the
ravens, he went back again to the jackdaws. But the jackdaws were angry about
his presumptuous behaviour and refused to accept him. The final result was that
the jackdaw had nowhere to go.
This is also true of someone who leaves his homeland, preferring to live
elsewhere: he is treated with contempt abroad and is rejected by his own people
for his presumptuous behaviour.