The Fox and The Stork – AESOP’S FABLES (do not play tricks on your neighbors unless you can stand the same treatment yourself)

The fox and stork were friends of old-

Or so they loved to think-

Until the beast prepared a feast

Of tempting food and drink,

And, laughing at a secret jest,

Asked stork to be his dinner guest.


All in a wide, flat, shallow plate

He served the soup and wine.

The stork’s long bill was fitted ill

From such a dish to dine,

So home in grumbling discontent,

Enraged and supperless he went.


Then to his house he brought the fox,

And offered cheese and meat

Deep in a flask – so great a task

That Reynard could not eat.

We will agree that he had earned

The banquest which the stork returned.


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