Here is the third in our series of Turkish fables. I have left off the moral of the fable. In general, the meanings are either clear or open to your own interpretation. All of the fables I have submitted come from an anthology of pre-Republic Ottoman literature collected in a book by Epiphanius Wilson. HERE is a link at Google Books.
The Hens and the Eagles
The hens were at war with the eagles. When the day of the battle came near, the hens went and asked the foxes to help them.
"We would willingly help you, "replied the foxes, "if we could forget what you are and what the eagles are."