peacock and the crane

The Peacock And Crane – Aesop’s fables


A peacock spread its feathers, shaking them in an incredible dance, as he saw a crane approach. 

“Look at how majestic I am. What do you have that may be so beautiful?” gloated the peacock proudly. 

The crane smiled and spread its wings and took flight. “Follow me if you can” he said as he soared high into the sky. 

But the peacock could not. He was a bird of the land while the crane could fly with all the freedom in the world. 

His ornamental beauty was put to shame in front of the crane’s useful skills. 

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