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Fable Aesop
The Fox And The Crane
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A Fox invited a Crane to supper and provided nothing for his
entertainment but some soup made of pulse, which was poured
out into a broad flat stone dish. The soup fell out of the long bill
of the Crane at every mouthful, and his vexation at not being
able to eat afforded the Fox much amusement. The Crane, in his
turn, asked the Fox to sup with him, and set before her a flagon
with a long narrow mouth, so that he could easily insert his neck
and enjoy its contents at his leisure. The Fox, unable even to
taste it, met with a fitting requital, after the fashion of her own
hospitality.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

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