One day, a Bird Catcher was setting traps upon a meadow. A beautiful Lark sat on a tree and watched him from a distance.
The Lark became curious and asked the Bird Catcher, “What are you doing?”
The Bird Catcher thought, if he could fool the Lark into his trap, he would be able to sell it for a good price.
He thought for a while and said, “0 Lark, I plan to build a colony for all birds and I am laying the foundation of my first house.”
After laying the trap, the Bird Catcher went to a nearby spot and hid himself in the bushes.
Meanwhile, the Lark who had believed the man, flew down to the trap.
After swallowing the bait, the Lark tried to fly away but found himself caught in the Bird Catcher’s trap.
While the Lark was struggling to get away, the Bird Catcher came and put him in a cage.
“You are a cunning fellow!” exclaimed the Lark. “If this is the kind of colony you are going to build, then you wouldn’t find many birds to settle down.”
Never trust your enemies.