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The Fox and the Crow

A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree. "That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master eynard, and he walked !p to the foot of the tree. ""ood# day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "$ow well yo! are lookin% to#day& how %lossy yo!r feathers' how bri%ht yo!r eye. I feel s!re yo!r (oice m!st s!rpass that of other birds, )!st as yo!r fi%!re does' let me hear b!t one son% from yo! that I may %reet yo! as the *!een of +irds."

The Crow lifted !p her head and be%an to caw her best, b!t the moment she opened her mo!th the piece of cheese fell to the %ro!nd, only to be snapped !p by Master Fox. "That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchan%e for yo!r cheese I will %i(e yo! a piece of ad(ice for the f!t!re&

"Do not trust flatterers."