Graphic Witness: Hugo Gellert
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Aesop Said So: Lithographs by Hugo Gellert

THE SUPREME COURT (The Swallow in Chancery)

A Swallow had built her nest under the eaves of the Court of Justice. Before her young ones could fly, a Serpent, gliding out of his hole, ate them all up.

When the poor bird returned to her nest and found it empty, she began a pitiable wailing. A neighbor, trying to comfort her, suggested that she was not the first bird who had lost her young.

"True," she replied, "but it is not only my little ones that I mourn, but that I should have been wronged in that very place where the injured come to seek justice."