The Fox And The Stork

AT one time the Fox and the Stork were on visiting terms and seemed very good
friends. So the Fox invited the Stork to dinner, and for a joke put nothing before
her but some soup in a very shallow dish. This the Fox could easily lap up, but
the Stork could only wet the end of her long bill in it, and left the meal as
hungry as when she began. “I am sorry, said the Fox, “the soup is not
to your liking.&#148; <br>
&#147;Pray do not apologise,&#148; said the Stork. &#147;I hope you will return
this visit, and come and dine with me soon.&#148; So a day was appointed when
the Fox should visit the Stork; but when they were seated at table all that was
for their dinner was contained in a very long-necked jar with a narrow mouth,
in which the Fox could not insert his snout, so all he could manage to do was
to lick the outside of the jar. <br>
&#147;I will not apologise for the dinner,&#148; said the Stork:<br>
<p><p>&#147;ONE BAD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER.&#148; <br>