English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 3. The Fox and the Crow
3. The Fox and the Crow
The Crow is sitting in a tree with a piece of cheese in its beak. The passing Fox would like to eat the cheese and tries to persuade - and then trick - Crow to bring the cheese down or drop it. The Crow does not fall for this, so the Fox tries flattery instead. He tells the crow how lovely his feathers are and how fine-looking his head. Then, Fox says how much he would like to hear Crow sing. Tricked by the flattery, Crow opens his beak to sing, dropping the cheese to the ground, where Fox gobbles it up.