The Fox And The Crow

<p><p>A FOX once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on
a branch of a tree. &#147;That&#146;s for me, as I am a Fox,&#148; said Master
Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree. &#147;Good-day, Mistress Crow,&#148;
he cried. &#147;How well you are looking today: 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.&#148; 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. &#147;That will do,&#148; said he. &#147;That
was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice
for the future&#151;<br>
<p>&#147;DO NOT TRUST FLATTERERS.&#148; <br>