Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Thirsty Pigeon

A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water on a restaurant table. Not supposing there to be a window, she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed against the window, jarring herself terribly. Having broken her neck, she fell to the ground, and was later buried in a shoebox.

One should not charge headfirst into glass.

The Thirsty Pigeon (original fable)

A PIGEON, oppressed by excessive thirst, saw a goblet of water painted on a signboard. Not supposing it to be only a picture, she flew towards it with a loud whir and unwittingly dashed against the signboard, jarring herself terribly. Having broken her wings by the blow, she fell to the ground, and was caught by one of the bystanders.

Zeal should not outrun discretion.

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