"Easy!" cried they. "How can you take it thus?
How can you answer what is hid from us?"
"Like this," said he, "and all your wisdom's store
Would never find so clear an answer, friends."
And, stepping to the cage's gilded door,
He opened it. And there the story ends.
The moral is: To know if birds will fly,
The surest method is to let them try.
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