The Fox and the Rooster – AESOP’S FABLES (beware of the sudden offers of friendship)

“Good news! Good news!” a fox exclaimed

To a rooster in a tree.

“There’s a new law! The King has said

No beast may strike another dead.

So, Friend, rejoice! Lift high your head

And come and dance with me!”


“Yes, let us celebrate the peace!”

The rooster loudly crowed. –

“But look! What comrades come in sight

In time to share our own delight!

Two bounds, if I can see aright,

Are loping down the road!” …

“What! Leaving us so soon?” he asked,

Seeing the fox withdraw.

“Ah,” Reynard said, “the dogs, I fear,

May not have heard the same good cheer.

But surely, if I disappear,

They will not break the law!”



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