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One day a fox took a walk

The Fox and the Crow in the woods.

by Aesop

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The fox saw a crow in a tree. The crow had a tiny, but
very tasty smelling, piece
of cheese in her beak.

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“Mmm,” said the fox, “that The fox wanted that piece
is one tiny but tasty smelling of cheese.
piece of cheese.”

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She had to think of a way to The fox looked up at the crow
get the crow to drop it. and said,

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“Look at that beautiful bird! The crow puffed herself
Oh! Is she gorgeous or what?” up with pride as the fox
continued.

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“I’m telling you if that bird “That’s right! The queen of
could sing, she would be the all birds. If she could sing
queen of all birds.” that is.”

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The crow wanted to be known and so she opened her beak
as the queen of all birds, and let out a...caw!

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Unfortunately, she also let The poor crow watched the
out the tiny piece of cheese. tiny piece of cheese drop,
drop, drop and drop.

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It did not stop until it popped The fox swallowed and said,
in the fox’s mouth with a
tiny kerplop.

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“Ahhh! That was deliciously And she ran off into the
cheesy and surprisingly easy!” woods with a skip and a hop.

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The crow realized that she This storybook was produced by the Cornerstones Project at the CPB/WGBH National
Center for Accessible Media (NCAM). Cornerstones is funded by the U.S. Department of
Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Steppingstones of Technology

had learned a very, very, Innovation, award #H327A98023.

very, very, very, very, big


lesson. Contact NCAM at ncam@wgbh.org or 617-300-3400.
Or find us at www.wgbh.org/ncam.

This version of “The Fox and the Crow” is from Between the Lions, a series on public
television designed to help kids learn to read.

Beware of flatterers. Between the Lions is funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of
Education through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major support is also provided
by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Park Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis
Foundations, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and the Institute for Civil Society.
National corporate sponsorship is provided by Cheerios® .

© 2000 WGBH Educational Foundation and Sirius Thinking, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cheerios is a trademark of General Mills.

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