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Morals for kids – Aesop’s Fables – Fox And The Crow.

Never trust everyone who tries to please you.

Narrator:

One day, while he was out walking, a fox saw a crow swoop down and pick up a piece of cheese in its beak. The crow then flapped its wings and flew up onto a high branch in a nearby tree.

CROW: Mmmm mmm!

Fox (said the fox to himself.): That’s a tasty-looking piece of cheese. Hey, I should have that cheese. I’m the fox and I deserve it. I’m a sly, smooth-talking fox too. I’ll have it soon enough.

Narrator:

The fox walked over to the foot of the tree.

Fox: Hi, Miss Crow.

Narrator:

Naturally, she was taught never to speak with her mouth full, so she doesn’t greet the fox when he arrives to sit under her branch.

Fox: How are you today? You’re looking mighty fine. Is there something different about you? Your feathers look so glossy and black and your eyes are sparkling like diamonds

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Narrator:

The crow didn’t answer with her mouth full of cheese.

Fox: If you can sing as good as you look then I’ll have to call you Queen of all Birds.

Narrator:

Flattered by all the compliments from the fox, and wanting to be called Queen of all Birds, the crow lifted her head and began to sing.

CROW : Grak! Graaak! Grak!

But the moment she opened her mouth, down fell the cheese into the waiting mouth of the fox below.

Fox: Yes!!! I got what I wanted.

Crow: Oh no, I dropped the cheese! you’ve stolen my dinner!

The fox looked up at the sad crow in the tree…

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Fox: Not at all! ( licking his lips) It was a fair enough trade! Vain crow, with your head up in the trees! You got the compliments, and I got the cheese! Mm! It’s so delicious!

Moral:

Never trust flattery.

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