The Raven and the Fox

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Note: This story is a retelling of Aesop’s famous fable, “The Fox and the Crow.” You can also read the original story on Short Kid Stories by following this link.

One day a raven found a nice piece of cheese on the ground. She quickly picked it up and went around the forest showing it to everyone. After a few minutes, she got bored. She thought it’d be better if she ate it than showing it around. So, she sat on a high branch.

Just as she was about to eat it, a little fox came underneath. Looking up, he at once knew it would be lovely to eat. But there was only one problem. He knew that the bird would not give it to him. So, he came up with a plan.

“Little bird, little bird, you are so beautiful! I’m sure your voice would be just as beautiful! Could you sing a bit, with that beautiful voice of yours? I’m sure if the other animals heard it then they would certainly make you their queen! Please sing a bit!” cried the clever fox.

The bird was very pleased. The idea of her being the queen was wonderful. So, she at once began singing in a high-pitched voice.

But when she opened her mouth, the piece of cheese fell out! The fox at once pounced on it and ate it.

“In exchange for this tasty morsel, I’ll give you a bit of advice. When people pay you compliments, they may not always be telling the truth,” said the clever fox, licking his lips. “And many thanks!”

And the moral of this story is: do not trust flatterers.

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