Aesop's Fable: The Lion and the Fox

Print, read and discuss the fable. The fable will print in the top half of the paper. Prints well in portrait and landscape mode. Have children draw and color a fox and lion or an illustration of the fable under the text.

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The Lion and the Fox

aesop's fable the lion and the foxA very young Fox, who had never before seen a Lion, happened to meet one in the forest. A single look was enough to send the Fox off at top speed for the nearest hiding place.

The second time the Fox saw the Lion he stopped behind a tree to look at him a moment before slinking away. But the third time, the Fox went boldly up to the Lion and, without turning a hair, said, "Hello, there, old top."

Familiarity breeds contempt. Acquaintance with evil blinds us to its dangers.