The Fox and the Crow

Author: Aesop

A crow once stole a bit of meat, perched in a tree and held it in her beak. A Fox, seeing this, longed to possess the meat himself, and by a witty strategy, he succeeded. “How handsome is the crow!,” he exclaimed in praise. “iThe beauty of her shape and in the fairness of her complexion! Oh, if her voice were only equal to her beauty, she would deservedly be considered the Queen of Birds!”, he said deceitfully. The crow, to prove that her voice wasn’t unflattering, set up a loud caw and dropped the piece of flesh. The Fox quickly picked it up, and thus explained to the crow: “My good crow, your voice is right enough, but your wit is wanting.”

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