Once there was a lark singing in the forest. The lark stopped him and
asked, “What do you have in the box and where are you going?” The
farmer replied that he had worms and that he was going to the market to trade
them for some feathers. The lark said, “I have many feathers. I will pluck
one and give it to you and that will save me looking for worms.” The farmer
gave the worms to the lark and the lark plucked a feather and gave it in
return. The next day the same thing happened and the day after and on and on
until a day came that the lark had no more feathers. Now it couldn’t fly and
hunt for worms. It started looking ugly and stopped singing and very soon it
died.

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