The Fox and the Crane

A FOX invited a Crane to supper and provided nothing for his entertainment but some soup, which was poured out into a broad flat stone dish.

The soup fell out of the long bill of the Crane at every mouthful, and his trouble at not being able to eat gave the Fox much amusement.

The Crane, in his turn, asked the Fox to sup with him, and put some soup in a tall jar with a long narrow neck, so that he could easily insert his bill and enjoy its contents at his leisure.

The Fox, unable even to taste it, met with a fitting treatment, after the fashion of her own hospitality.


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