A crane and a fox
There lived in a forest a crane and a fox . They were good friends . They used to kill small creatures and shared the food together .
One day the crane invited the fox to his house for dinner . The fox did hardly eat anything during the day, because he thought that his friend must have arranged for a good feast .
But when the food was served by the crane, the fox found that it was inside a narrow-necked jar, from which the fox could not lick to taste the food. He sat idly there, while the crane sucked it by inserting his long neck and beak .
After the dinner, the crane asked the fox, " Friend, how did you enjoy the dinner ? "
The fox suppressed his great anger, and smilingly said, " Oh ! it was really a fine dinner ."
Next day the fox invited the crane to his house for dinner . The crane thought that he was not a fool like his friend . He would eat all the food to be given to him by the fox . He also did not take much food during the day to retain good appetite, and went early in the evening to the fox's house .
The fox received his friend cordially and offered him soup in a plate . The crane did not know how to eat the soup from a flat plate . The fox licked the soup from his own plate in a moment, while the crane sat idly to watch the fox eating the soup .
After the dinner, the fox asked the crane, " Friend, how did you enjoy the dinner ? "
The crane replied, " Oh ! it was fine . I really enjoyed it ."
The crane cursed the sly fox from his heart, as he served him in the same way as he had himself served the fox . The hungry crane had to return home in an angry mood .