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Baby's Own Aesop (1887)

12. The Fox and The Crow (Perry 124)

Said sly Fox to the Crow with the cheese,
"Let me hear your sweet voice, now, do please!"
And this Crow, bring weak,
Cawed the bit from her beak.
"Music charms," said the Fox, "and here's cheese."


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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.