The Fox and the Stork • The Fox and the Crow (Le Renard et la Cigogne • Le Corbeau et le Renard)
Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Illustrator: Edit Szalma
Translator: György Rónay, Dezső Kosztolányi
Editor: Dóra Csányi, Sándor Tsík
A fox invites the stork to eat with him and provides soup in a bowl, which the fox can lap up easily; however, the stork cannot drink it with its beak. The stork then invites the fox to a meal, which is served in a narrow-necked vessel. It is easy for the stork to access but impossible for the fox. The moral drawn is that the trickster must expect trickery in return and that the golden rule of conduct is for one to do to others what one would wish for oneself.
In the fable a crow has found a piece of cheese and retired to a branch to eat it. A fox, wanting it for himself, flatters the crow, calling it beautiful and wondering whether its voice is as sweet to match. When it lets out a caw, the cheese falls and is devoured by the fox.Buy now
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