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Fable Aesop
The Dog, The Cock, And The Fox
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A Dog and a Cock being great friends, agreed to travel together.
At nightfall they took shelter in a thick wood. The Cock flying up,
perched himself on the branches of a tree, while the Dog found
a bed beneath in the hollow trunk. When the morning dawned,
the Cock, as usual, crowed very loudly several times. A Fox
heard the sound, and wishing to make a breakfast on him,
came and stood under the branches, saying how earnestly he
desired to make the acquaintance of the owner of so magnificent
a voice.

The Cock, suspecting his civilities, said: "Sir, I wish you would do
me the favor of going around to the hollow trunk below me, and
waking my porter, so that he may open the door and let you in."

When the Fox approached the tree, the Dog sprang out and
caught him, and tore him to pieces.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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