Ep. #27 The Fox and the Stork --🦊🍾— Friendship
This story is from Aesop’s Fables. There is a fox and a stork in this story. Storks are different from other animals. A stork is a tall bird with a very long beak. The fox finds out what it’s like to be different.
The Fox and the Stork
One day a fox walks to the lake. He drinks the water from the lake. Then he sees a big bird. It is a stork. The fox says, “Stork, I’d like to invite you for dinner.” The stork says, “Thank you for the invitation! That sounds great!” The fox says, “Please meet me at my tree in the forest.” The stork says, “Ok, see you later!” Later, the stork goes to the fox’s tree. The fox serves dinner. The dinner is soup! The fox eats the soup quickly. But the stork can’t eat the soup. The stork’s beak is too long. The stork says, “Fox, thank you for dinner. I’d like to invite you for dinner tomorrow! Please meet me by the lake tomorrow.” The next day, the fox goes to the lake. The stork serves dinner. He serves fish. But the fish is inside a big bottle. The bottle is very tall. The fox tries to reach the fish. But the top of the bottle is too small. The stork has a long beak. So the stork can eat the fish. The fox is hungry. The fox is angry. He says, “I can’t eat the fish!” The stork says, “We are different. I can’t eat your soup. And you can’t eat my fish!” The fox says, “Ok, next time let’s eat what we can both eat together.” The end.
The fox in this story invites the stork for dinner. But the stork has a big beak. He can’t eat the food. So, the stork helps the fox see what it’s like to be different. As the saying goes, the fox sees what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes.