The Fox and the Stork สุนัขจิ้งจอกกับนกกระสา
An Aesop’s Fable
once upon a time they lived a selfish and shifty fox in the forest, because he was always after something shifty normally animals trusted this fox.
nobody made friends with him after a while having no friends the fox moved to a cave in the mountain next to the forest.
one day, flying from the cold parts of the world, a stalk came by, the fox was very happy that he finally found a friend.
he immediately went next to the stalk, welcome my dear stork do you want to be friends, sure but you’re the shifty fox how can i trust you.
of course you can, i have no friends here but i think that we can be best friends.
after a short while bored of eating alone, the fox invited his new neighbor stalked to dinner.
happy about this invitation the stalk went joyfully to the fox’s house.
the soup that the fox had prepared smelled delicious.
preparing the table the fox poured the soup in large bowls.
the stalk sat down on the table and the fox sat right across her.
bone petite i hope you like my soup.
the fox was enjoying his soup from the bowl but the stalk could not figure out how to eat it from this large bowl.
although she could put her beak into the bowl, she could only get one or two pieces of rice.
at the time the stalk had only a couple of rice pieces the fox had finished his meal.
thinking that the fox was very unthoughtful the stalk was very upset with him.
but because she was the guest, she stayed quiet.
i should be going my friend thank you for dinner.
but you haven’t even finished didn’t you like it never mind i’ll eat yours too.
as the stalk was leaving the fox had already began to eat the stork’s soup.
the stalk sadly went home she could not sleep all night because she was still hungry and very mad at her friend
we are two different animals the fox needs to understand and accept this but how
after putting some thought into it, the stalk had an idea she was going to teach the fox a good lesson
in the morning she approached her friend with great excitement and invited him to dinner.
the fox of course was very happy for his invitation.
thank you very much neighbor, i’m so glad we’re friends.
after preparing the food the stalk selected a long and narrow bottle for herself and for her friend the fox.
the stalk prepared rice for her friend and then she set up the table.
she also put the water into a narrow and long bottle after a short while the fox arrived
I’m very hungry my friend let’s sit and start eating.
the two friends sat down at the table.
well bon appetit, the fox tried to eat from the narrow bottle in front of him but couldn’t.
he couldn’t even drink the water.
the stalk on the other hand could easily enjoy her food with her long beak.
while the fox was trying to use the fork to get some rice the stalk finished all her food.
and seeing how stunned the fox was, she asked um my dear friend you’re not eating didn’t you like.
it if i could eat it maybe i would this bottle is not for me with your long beak you can easily get your food but with my mouth i can’t.
the stalk was expecting this answer , oh my dear friend do you remember that i left hungry after your dinner the other night because you had used balls on the table
which weren’t suitable for me.
suddenly the fox realized his mistake, he was really sad that he put those large bowls in front of his friend the stalk.
i’m really sorry my friend i could not think that you would not be able to eat from those balls
it’s okay dear fox at least now you understand me we have to learn to respect each other’s differences
after this the stalk brought a large plate from which the fox could eat easily and put his food on it
the fox enjoyed finishing his food
when it was time to leave the fox had an idea, hey stork let me take one of your bottles home so when you come to eat with me
you can eat your food easily from that narrow bottle.
they don’t call you the shifty fox for no reason if you use your mind and shiftiness for good things like this
you and your friends will always be much happier.
the fox and the stalk began laughing joyful.
months had passed before leaving to fly to warmer climates the store came to say goodbye to her neighbor the fox.
being left alone the fox returned to the forest.
but he never forgot the stalk’s words after that he was never selfish and he became very good friends with all the other animals.