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THE FOX AND THE STORK. Aesop

Aesop's Fable "THE FOX AND THE STORK". Illustration by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1747

Aesop's Fable "THE FOX AND THE STORK". Illustration by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1747

A Fox invited a Stork to dinner, at which the only fare provided was a large flat dish of soup. The Fox lapped it up with great relish, but the Stork with her long bill tried in vain to partake of the savoury broth. Her evident distress caused the sly Fox much amusement. But not long after the Stork invited him in turn, and set before him a pitcher with a long and narrow neck, into which she could get her bill with ease. Thus, while she enjoyed her dinner, the Fox sat by hungry and helpless, for it was impossible for him to reach the tempting contents of the vessel.

THE FOX AND THE STORK. Inspired by fable by Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) . Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1751

THE FOX AND THE STORK. Inspired by fable by Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) . Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1751

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