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James Baldwin

A Wise Crow

A tame Crow had not had anything to drink for a long time. There was a little water in a pitcher, but it was so low that she could not reach it. What was she to do? She tried to break the pitcher with her beak, and then to overturn it on the ground; but it was too hard and heavy for that. Then she thought of a plan. She picked up a number of little stones and dropped them one by one into the pitcher. In this way the water was soon raised so high that she could easily reach it.