Aesops Fable

The Wolf and the Crane - An Aesop's Fable

Moral of Aesops Fable: "Gratitude and greed go not together"

The Wolf and the Crane Fable 
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A Wolf had been gorging on an animal he had killed, when suddenly a small bone in the meat stuck in his throat and he could not swallow it.

He soon felt terrible pain in his throat, and ran up and down groaning and groaning and seeking for something to relieve the pain.

He tried to induce every one he met to remove the bone.

"I would give anything," said he, "if you would take it out."

At last the Crane agreed to try, and told the Wolf to lie on his side and open his jaws as wide as he could.

Then the Crane put its long neck down the Wolf's throat, and with its beak loosened the bone, till at last it got it out.

"Will you kindly give me the reward you promised?" said the Crane.

The Wolf grinned and showed his teeth and said: "Be content. You have put your head inside a Wolf's mouth and taken it out again in safety; that ought to be reward enough for you."

 

Aesop Author of the Fable
The Wolf and the Crane

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 Goose With the Golden Eggs",  "The Fisher", 
"The Wolf and the Crane" and "The Sick Lion"

The Wolf and the Crane
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