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Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Fox and The Stork

There lived a fox who was jealous of his neighbor the stork, who was tall and beautiful. Wanting to make the stork look foolish, the fox asked the stork to come for dinner. The stork graciously accepted.

The fox placed between them a wide, shallow bowl of soup. Now, while the fox could easily lap this up, the stock could only wet the end of her long bill in it.

But the stork never complained. Instead she said, "What a delicious dinner! You must come to dine with me soon."

The fox accepted and they set a date. When the fox arrived and was seated at the table, the stork brought out some minced meat at the bottom of a glass jar, the neck of which was so deep and so narrow, that, though the Stork with his long bill could eat very well, all that the Fox could do was to lick the rim.

"I can't eat this and you know it!" cried the wolf.

The stork calmly replied, "I'm sure you will enjoy this meal as much as I enjoyed yours."

Moral of the story: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

If you treat others with respect and kindness, they in turn will treat you the same way. But if you are mean to others, don't be surprised when you receive the same treatment in return.

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