Aesop's Fable:
The Fox and the Lion

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Print, read and discuss the fable.  The fable will print in the top half of the paper.  Have children draw and color a fox and lion or an illustration of the fable under the text box.

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The Fox and Lion

A very young Fox, who had never before seen a Lion, happened to meet one in the forest. A single look was enough to send the Fox off at top speed for the nearest hiding place.

The second time the Fox saw the Lion he stopped behind a tree to look at him a moment before slinking away. But the third time, the Fox went boldly up to the Lion and, without turning a hair, said, "Hello, there, old top."

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Acquaintance with evil blinds us to its dangers.