AN OWL, usually feed at night and sleep during
the day, was greatly disturbed by the noise of a
Grasshopper and earnestly said her to stop
The Grasshopper refused to the owl's equest,
and chirped louder and louder the more the Owl
asked her to stop.
When she saw that she could get no redress and
that her words were despised, the Owl attacked
the chatterer by a stratagem.
"Since I cannot sleep," she said, "on account of
your song which, believe me, is sweet as the
lyre of Apollo, I shall indulge myself in
drinking some nectar which Pallas lately gave
me. If you do not dislike it, come to me and we
will drink it together."
The Grasshopper, who was thirsty, and pleased
with the praise of her voice, eagerly flew up.
The Owl came forth from her hollow, caught
her, and put her to death.