Fox and Crow Fable
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by Amy Bell
| 2 Questions
Note from the author:
Standards RL2 & RL3
Once upon a time, there lived a Fox who was very hungry and could not find anything to eat. Out of the blue, the fox saw a Crow flying off into the woods with a piece of cheese in its beak and perching on a branch of a tree.

The cunning Fox immediately thought of a plan and walked up to the foot of the tree. It started, "Good day, Ms. Crow! You are looking so gorgeous today with your glossy feathers, bright sparkling eyes and your dazzling beauty. I can tell it for sure that your voice must surpass that of all the other birds, just as how your beauty does. Let me hear but one song from you. In so doing, I will greet you as the Queen of Birds."

The Crow, feeling proud and flattered, lifted up her head and began to caw her best. Unfortunately, the piece of cheese fell to the ground the moment she opened her mouth. The fallen piece was snapped up by the cunning Fox.
"Thank you Ms. Crow! That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese, I will give you a piece of advice for the future: Do not trust those who flatter you too much. Do not trust flatterers!"

With that, the Fox walked away happily with the piece of cheese while the poor Crow was left wondering how foolish it has been.
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Reread the story The Fox and the Crow. Think carefully about the events. Explain why you think the fox said,
"Good day, Ms. Crow! You are looking so gorgeous today with your glossy feathers, bright sparkling eyes and your dazzling beauty. I can tell it for sure that your voice must surpass that of all the other birds, just as how your beauty does. Let me hear but one song from you. In so doing, I will greet you as the Queen of Birds."

In your writing, describe the fox's traits, motivations, and feelings throughout the story. Write using descriptive language, clear events, and complete sentences.
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3 pts
What is the lesson or moral of this story?
Don't talk to strangers
Don't be persuaded by flattery
Always use kind words
Always share with others
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