The Rooster and the Jewel
an Aesop Fable
A very hungry rooster was scratching and digging in the dirt looking for food. He scratched and dug and finally found a beautiful jewel. He was amazed at how the gem shone glittered.
is a very fine and beautiful thing," he thought, "but I would
rather have one tasty kernel of corn instead."
What is a treasure to one may be worthless to another.