What Is The Moral Of, 'The Fox And The Crow'?


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The Fox And The Crow is one of Aesop’s Fables. The moral, or lesson, of the story is to be cautious of those who flatter you.

What Happens In The Story?
A crow finds a piece of cheese, and flies up onto a branch to eat it.

A fox sees this, and decides that he wants the cheese for himself. He approaches the crow, calls him beautiful, and suggests that he has a beautiful voice to match.

The crow is flattered, and opens his beak to sing and prove how beautiful his voice is. The cheese falls from his beak, and is eaten by the fox.

What’s The Moral Of The Story?
The moral of The Fox And The Crow is that you shouldn’t always trust those who flatter you, as they may not have honorable intentions.

The fox uses the crow’s vanity against him, which makes the crow look like a fool and lose his meal.

If the crow had been more cautious, he wouldn’t have responded to the flattery - at least, not until he’d eaten his cheese!

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