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Short Fables

Play Scripts in Two Versions
present tense for ESL and advanced vocabulary


THE FOX AND THE CROW

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Series A
Versions
ESL

WANDA'S

The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Crow and
the Pitcher

The Fox and
the Crow

The Fox and
the Grapes

The Hare and
the Tortoise


Series B
Versions
ESL

WANDA'S

The Farmer
and the Stork

The Ant and
the Dove

The Frogs Who
Want a King

The Milkmaid
and the Pail


The Oak and
the Reeds

Series C
Versions
ESL

WANDA'S

The Lark and Her Young Ones

The Frog and
the Ox

The Bundle of
Sticks

The North Wind
and the Sun

The Bat, the Birds and the Beasts


 

 

 



Hear the Story as you read

NARRATOR
Here is the beautiful Crow.
She has a piece of cheese in her beak.

CROW
Mm mm mmm!

NARRATOR
She can't speak with a piece of cheese in her beak.
Fox enters.

NARRATOR
Here comes the Fox. He is very smart.

FOX
What a lovely bird! What wonderful colours!
What feathers!

NARRATOR
The Crow can't answer with a piece of cheese in her mouth.

CROW
Mmmm mmmm!

FOX
Sing for me, O Queen of Birds!

NARRATOR
The Crow is so flattered that she decides to sing for the Fox.
She opens her beak!

CROW
Grak! Graaak! Grak! Oh no, I dropped the cheese!

FOX
Thank you for the cheese, madam. You have a voice;
you don't have any common sense. Mm! It's delicious!

NARRATOR
The moral of the story: Don't get fooled by compliments.
(Flattery is often trickery.)




 

 

THE FOX AND THE CROW
by WandaWAnda

NARRATOR

Beautiful ebony Crow glides down from the sky and perches on a branch of a sturdy tree.
She is obviously enjoying the mouth-watering flavour
of the piece of cheese she holds in her beak.

CROW
Mm mm mmm!

NARRATOR
Naturally, she was taught never to speak with her mouth full, so she doesn't greet
Fox when he arrives to sit under her branch.
Fox enters.

NARRATOR
Before speaking to her, sly Fox watches Crow enjoying the morsel of cheese.

FOX
What a lovely bird! What amazing feathers!
They're so shiny they reflect the colours of the rainbow!

NARRATOR
Of course, Crow can't answer with her mouth full of cheese.

CROW
(Deliberately trying to make the fox jealous of her tasty treat)
Mmmm mmmm!

FOX
Sing for me, O fabulous Queen of Birds!

NARRATOR
Crow is so flattered that she decides to sing for the Fox.
Foolishly, she opens her beak to sing for crafty Fox!

CROW
(Puffing up her chest and squawking)
Grak! Graaak! Grak! Oh no, I dropped the cheese!

FOX
Thank you for the cheese, madam. I will enjoy it immensely! You have a voice; you certainly don't have any common sense.
(Strolling off with the morsel of cheese)
Mm! It's so delicious!

NARRATOR
The moral of the story: Flattery is often trickery.