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A crow had stolen a piece of cheese and flown Un cuervo, posado sobre una rama bien alta to the

top of a tall tree where he hoped to enjoy de un rbol, se dispona a engullir un pedazo de queso que haba robado. his prize. A fox spied Entretanto, una zorra que lo him and said to herself, haba visto se deca a s misma: If I plan this right, I Si lo planeo todo bien, tendr shall have cheese for Buenos queso para la cena. supper. das, seor So, as she sat under the tree, she began to speak in her politest tones: Good day, Sir Crow, how well you are looking today! How glossy your wings are, and your breast is as the breast of an eagle. And your claws I beg your pardon your talons are as strong as steel. I have not heard your voice but Im certain that it surpasses that of any other bird, just as your beauty does.
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Y as, sentada al pie del rbol, comenz a hablar con un tono de lo ms atento y refinado: Buenos das, seor Cuervo, qu buen aspecto tiene usted hoy! Qu lustrosas se ven sus alas, y su pecho parece el de un guila! Y sus garras -usted perdone-, sus uas son fuertes como el acero. An no he odo su canto, pero estoy segura de que debe de superar al del resto de las aves tanto como su belleza.

The vain crow was pleased by all this flattery. He believed every word of it and flapped his wings to show his pleasure. He liked especially what the friendly fox had said about his voice, for he had sometimes been told that his caw was a bit rusty. So, chuckling to think how he was going to surprise the fox with his most beautiful caw, he opened wide his mouth.

El vanidoso cuervo estaba ufanado con tanta adulacin. Habiendo credo cada palabra que le haba dicho la zorra, bati las alas en seal de complacencia. Lo que ms le haba gustado era lo que haba dicho la zorra acerca de su canto, puesto que en varias ocasiones le haban dicho que su graznido era un poco ronco. Y as, disfrutando anticipadamente de la sorpresa que iba a darle a la zorra con su ms hermoso graznido, abri a todo lo ancho el pico.

Al instante cay el pedazo de queso! La astuta Down dropped the piece of cheese! The zorra lo atrap antes de que siquiera tocara el wily fox snatched it before it touched the ground, and as she walked away, licking her suelo, y se lo engull sin pestaear. Mientras se alejaba relamindose el lips, she offered these hocico, obsequi al words of advice to the incauto cuervo con este silly crow: The next sabio consejo: La time someone praises prxima vez que alguien your beauty, be sure to alabe tu belleza, no te hold your tongue! olvides de cerrar bien el pico! Moral: Flatterers are not to be trusted. Moraleja: No se debe Watch out for people confiar en los who say insincere aduladores. Ojo con la things to you only for gente que te dice cosas their own benefit insinceras slo para and take care that you aprovecharse de ti. Y cudate de no ser as are not like that with others! con los dems!

Crow cuervo Stolen robado Cheese queso Fox zorra Supper cena Glossy lustrosas Wings alas Breast pecho Eagle guila Claws garras Talons uas

Voice canto Beauty belleza Vain vanidoso Caw graznido Rusty ronco Surprise sorpresa Beautiful hermosa Wily astuta Advice consejo Flatterers aduladores

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