Thursday, May 6, 2010

A new chapter in the "Aesop's Fable" collection

The Wolf and the Stork

Wolf was always a bit of a greedy eater, and one day he bolted down his dinner so fast that a bonoe became lodged in his throat. He choked and coughed, but it failed to come out. A passing Stork saw his distress and stopped by to help him.
"Pray hold your mouth open," she instructed, and the Wolf did, although it took great restraint. Using her long bill, she plucked the bone from his throat and tossed it away into the bushes.
"Now," said she, " what is my reward for saving your life?"
"Reward," scoffed the Wolf, feeling rather better now that he could breath. "You do not need a reward. You have stuck your head into a wolf's mouth and survived - that is reward enough." He then pounced at the Stork, who flew into a neighbouring tree. She glared down at him.
"Be warned," she said, "should I ever come upon you choking again, for such kindness shall never be repeated."

This one is going to the Netherlands. Probably.

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