The Fox and His Dinner – AESOP’S FABLES (who’s tempted by a feast should stop to read the price)

Smelling a box containing meat,

A fox could just creep in

And ravenously eat and eat

Until no longer thin.


But when he could devour no more

And sought to leave, alas!

The hole he struggled through before

Refused to let him pass.


“Brother, there’s but one remedy,”

Advised a fox outside.

“After you’ve starved again, you’ll see

The door is amply wide.”


“It’s true,” bemoaned the caged-in beast.

“You need not tell me twice

That he who’s tempted by a feast

Should stop to read the price.”

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