A Dove saw an Ant fall into a brook. The Ant struggled in vain to reach the bank, and in pity, the Dove dropped a blade of straw close beside it. Clinging to the. Return favors given to you. A dove about to be caught in a tree was scared away because an ant, seeing the problem, stung the bird catcher. The Dove and the Ant is a story about the reward of compassionate behaviour. Included among Aesop's Fables, it is numbered in the Perry Index.
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But just as he cast the stone, the Ant stung him in the heel, so that the pain made him miss his aim, and the startled Dove flew to safety in a distant wood. Moral A kindness is never wasted.
A Dove pitied her condition, and threw into the river a small bough, by means of which the Ant gained the shore. Formica et Columba Formica, sitiens, cum ad fontem descendisset ut biberet, in aquam cecidit nec multum abfuit quin misera periret.
Shortly afterwards a bird-catcher came and stood under the tree, laying his trap for the Dove that sat in the branches. An ant falls into a stream and a dove comes to the rescue by holding out a blade of grass to allow it to climb the dove and the ant.
Then, noticing that a fowler was about to catch the dove, the ant bit his foot and his sudden movement caused the bird to fly away.
He was about to drown, when a dove spotted him. The dove tore off a leaf and dropped it into the river, right next to the ant. She looked up to the tree and thanked the dove.
Later, the same day, a bird catcher nearby was about to throw his net over the dove hoping to trap it. An ant saw him and guessed what he was about to do.