TITLE :The Fox and The Crow
There was a crow on a tree with a piece of meat in its beak . A hungry fox sat under the tree . He saw the crow taking a rest rest the with the piece of meat in her beak . The fox said to himself , I cannot climb up that high secretly and snatch the piece of meat . Now if I can make the crow open the beak some someshow , the price will drop down and it will be mine . in an attempt to materialise his plan he thought of several devices and finally he got on which seemed very suitable . He decided to take to flattery . So he walked up to the foot of the tree , looked up and cried, “Good day Mistress crow. How well you are looking today . how glossy your feathers ; how bright your eyes . I feel sure that your voice must surpass in sweetness 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.”
Each and every word that the fox uttered entered into the ears of the crow as the sweetest things of the worlds she had ever heard . She lifted up her head and began to crow her best. But the moments she opened her mouth the piece of meat fell to the ground only to be snapped by the fox. “ That will do. That was all I wanted . In exchange for your meat I will give you a piece of advice.” No, that is not possible , “ said the fox , But I must give you the advice for the future : Do Not Trust Flatterers.” So saying the fox left the unhappy crow brooding over her foolishness.