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Floof n' Cheese by DemonDamon97 Floof n' Cheese by DemonDamon97
Was at a resort last weekend and came across this cool fox and crow statute at the hotel restaurant. That fox is so floofy >w<
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karbock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the illustration of a fable by Aesop (620-564 BCE), called "The Crow and the Fox". In French speaking countries, every one knows the adaptation by Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695), a French poet famous for his fables.

Here is a translation of "Le corbeau et le renard" (The Crow and the Fox) by la Fontaine:

Master Crow perched on a tree,
Was holding a cheese in his beak.
Master Fox attracted by the smell
Said something like this:
“Well, Hello Mister Crow!
How pretty you are! How beautiful you seem to me!
I’m not lying, if your voice
Is like your plumage,
You are the phoenix of all the inhabitants of these woods.”
At these words, the Crow is overjoyed.
And in order to show off his beautiful voice,
He opens his beak wide, lets his prey fall
The Fox grabs it, and says: “My good man,
Learn that every flatterer
Lives at the expense of the one who listens to him.
This lesson, without doubt, is well worth a cheese.”
The Crow, ashamed and embarrassed,
Swore, but a little late, that he would not be taken again.

(Translation found on www.frenchtoday.com/french-poe…)
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DemonDamon97 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, I had no idea about this. Thank you so much, I've learned something really cool!
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