Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
24. The Swallow and the Crow (Perry
THE SWALLOW and the Crow had a contention about their plumage. The Crow
put an end to the dispute by saying, 'Your feathers are all very well
in the spring, but mine protect me against the winter.'
Fair weather friends are not worth much.
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