The Swallow And The Other Birds

IT happened that a Countryman was sowing some hemp seeds in a field where a Swallow
and some other birds were hopping about picking up their food. “Beware of
that man,” quoth the Swallow. “Why, what is he doing?” said the
others. “That is hemp seed he is sowing; be careful to pick up every one
of the seeds, or else you will repent it.” The birds paid no heed to the
Swallow’s words, and by and by the hemp grew up and was made into cord, and
of the cords nets were made, and many a bird that had despised the Swallow’s
advice was caught in nets made out of that very hemp. “What did I tell you?”
said the Swallow.<br>
<p><p>&#147;DESTROY THE SEED OF EVIL, OR IT WILL GROW UP TO YOUR RUIN.&#148; <br>