Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Crow and the Fox

Following is a folk tale told by almost all mom’s/grandparents to their small kids/grandchildren while eating. The following story has the moral that “One Should Think Well before Acting”

The crow and the fox

Once upon a time, a fox and a crow lived in a forest. The crow, being small, took a piece of food from a neighboring house and was happily eating perching on a tree top. A fox that passed through the way noticed the crow and immediately came up with a plan to trick the crow. The fox slowly approached the tree and spoke to the crow: “My dear friend, the whole jungle was filled with unpleasant sounds without you and your sheer presence brings life to the jungle. It would be great if you can sing a song with your sweet voice for other creatures in the forest”. The crow, flattened by the fox continuous compliments, opened its mouth to sing. As soon as it opened the mouth, the entire food fell down and the fox happily ate all the food. The crow looked at the fox helplessly and learnt an important lesson of life – “Think before you act”. (Sriramvignesh Mani)

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