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The Hen and the Fox


The Hen roosted high on her perch;
Hungry Fox down below, on the search,
Coaxed her hard to descend
She replied, "Most dear friend!
I feel more secure on my perch."

From The Baby's Own Aesop (F. Warne, 1908).




 Aesop (620 - 564 BC) was a Greek slave noted for his storytelling. His fables were originally shared orally but were eventually collected in written form. The fables in the children's book from which this poem comes were edited and turned into rhymes by Walter Crane (1845 - 1915), an English artist and illustrator, and his friend, William James Linton (1812 - 1897), a poet and painter.


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Posted 10/30/2016 01:32 PM
Smart hen!
Posted 10/27/2016 02:36 PM
This brought a chuckle. . .
Posted 10/27/2016 12:01 PM

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