The Fox And The Hen
: FABLES FROM INDIA
: Boys And Girls Bookshelf
A hungry Fox, spying a fine fat Hen, made up his mind to eat her. But as
he was about to spring upon her he heard a great noise, and looking up,
saw a drum hanging upon a tree. As the wind blew, the branches beat upon
"Ah!" said he. "A thing that can make so much noise must certainly have
more flesh upon it than a miserable hen."
So, allowing the Hen to escape, he sprang upon the drum; but when he
tore the parchment head open he found that there was nothing inside.
"Wretched being that I am," said he. "I have missed a dainty meal for
nothing at all."
By being too greedy we may miss everything that is worth having.