Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
144. The Seagull and the Kite (Perry
A SEAGULL having bolted down too large a fish, burst its deep gullet-bag
and lay down on the shore to die. A Kite saw him and exclaimed: 'You richly
deserve your fate; for a bird of the air has no business to seek its food
from the sea.'
Every man should be content to mind his own business.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google