An eagle(鹰), flying down from a high rock, grabbed(抓住) a lamb(羔羊) and carried him up into the sky in his claws(爪子).
A crow(乌鸦), who saw this, was envious(嫉妒的) of the strength and flight(飞翔) of the eagle(鹰).
He flew around and landed on a large sheep, hoping to carry him off as the eagle(鹰) had done.
However, his claws(爪子) became stuck in the sheep’s wool(羊毛) and he couldn’t let go, although he flapped(扑动) his wings as much as he could.
A farmer, seeing what had happened, ran up and caught him.
He cut the crow(乌鸦)’s wings and took him home for his children.
When they said, “Father, what kind of bird is it?” he replied, “We all know he is a crow(乌鸦), but he would like you to think of him as an eagle(鹰).”
MORAL: Sometimes ambition(野心) can lead us beyond the limits(极限) of our power.