Short Story - The Fox and The Crow
One day a fox came across a crow who was perched on a branch with a piece of cheese in its beak. Immediately, the fox began to consider how he might obtain it for himself.
‘You have everything… strength, beauty and wisdom!’ he said flatteringly to the bird. ‘If you only had a beautiful voice, then you would be perfect.’
Not wishing the fox to think that it did not have a fine voice, the crow began to sing.
Of course, the piece of cheese fell from its beak and the fox claimed it at once. ‘Your most serious problem,’ laughed the fox, ‘is that you have more vanity than intelligence!’