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Polaris AB: The Fable Collection of Short Stories
The hungry crows had decided to visit a farmer's field filled with golden wheat.
To discourage them the farmer placed a scarecrow in the field. For a short while, the crows kept away from the fields until they saw that the scarecrow paid them no attention, so they soon returned to feeding on the grain.
Upon seeing them return to his crop, the farmer ran into the fields, shouting and hollering at the crows, driving them away. After doing this several times, the crows soon recognised that for all the noise and running about, the farmer did not threaten them in anyway, so they soon returned to feeding on the grain once again.
On seeing this, the farmer loaded up his shotgun and repeatedly fired at the crows, killing a great number of them. The remaining birds at once left the fields and headed far away to another farm.
As they flew away, they cried to each other, "it is time for us to move away from here, for this farmer is no longer content with just trying to scare us, his actions clearly now show us what he will do, to stop us from what we do".
And the moral of the story is:
Ignoring the warning signs will lead to greater actions being taken.