The Fox and the Monkey

A Monkey once danced in an
assembly of the Beasts, and so
pleased them all by his
performance that they elected him
their King. A Fox, envying him
the honor, discovered a piece of
meat lying in a trap, and leading
the Monkey to the place where it
was, said that she had found a
store, but had not used it e had
kept it for him as treasure trove
of his kingdom, and counseled him
to lay hold of it. The Monkey
approached carelessly and was
caught in the trap; and on his


accusing the Fox of purposely
leading him into the snare, she
replied, "O Monkey, and are you,
with such a mind as yours, going
to be King over the Beasts?"






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