The Flies and the Honey Pot

A pot of honey was upset in a grocer's shop, so the flies came around it in swarms to eat it up. They would not move from the spot while there was a drop left. At length their feet became so clogged that they could not fly away, and stifled in the luscious sweets they exclaimed; "Miserable creatures that we are, who for the sake of an hour's pleasure, have thrown away our lives!"