|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."