The Partridge And The Fowler
A Fowler caught a Partridge and was about to kill it. The Partridge
earnestly begged him to spare his life, saying, "Pray, master, permit
me to live and I will entice many Partridges to you in recompense
for your mercy to me." The Fowler replied, "I shall now with less
scruple take your life, because you are willing to save it at the
cost of betraying your friends and relations."