Summer – a crow thirsty – searched for water – came upon a pitcher – a little water left – unable to reach down – tried to break, overturn – ‘How can I drink’, said he – a plan came – brought some stones and dropped – water reached top – crow drank and flew away.
THE CROW AND THE PITCHER
It was summer. A crow was thirsty. He flew here and there in search of water. At last the crow, too thirsty to caw, came upon a pitcher.
The crow flew on the pitcher and saw a little water left in it. But he was unable to reach far enough down to get at it. He tried to break the jar, next to overturn it. But his strength was not equal to the task.
“How can I drink water?” said the crow to himself.
Suddenly a plan came to the mind of the clever crow. He saw some stones nearby. He brought them in his beak and dropped them into the jar one by one. The water soon reached the top. The crow was able to drink at ease and to his fill. He flew away happily.