The Fox and the Mask

: Aesop's Fables

A Fox had by some means got into the store-room of a theatre.

Suddenly he observed a face glaring down on him and began to be

very frightened; but looking more closely he found it was only a

Mask such as actors use to put over their face. "Ah," said the

Fox, "you look very fine; it is a pity you have not got any


Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.