A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its
beak and settle on a branch of a tree.
"That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the
"Good-day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking to-day: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I
feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may
greet you as the Queen of Birds."
The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the
piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox.
"That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In
exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future.
Do not trust flatterers"
Author of the Fable
The Fox and the Crow
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Fox and the Crow", "The Fisher",
"The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Sick Lion"
The Fox and the Crow Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children