the flies and the honey

The Flies and Honey – Aesop’s fables


One day, a jar of honey was feeling distressed and so all the honey began to flow out of it. A swarm of bees flying overhead saw the tacky, gooey sweetness and could not stop themselves from quickly flying into it to eat it. But soon the flies were all covered in honey, and their feet were stuck in the liquid. No matter how hard they tried, they could not fly out of it. 

Stuck there for days, the flies eventually died, stuck in the honey. Their greed had cost them their lives. 

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