The Fox, the Flies, and the Hedgehogby Jean de La Fontaine
Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Audiences
Format of Original Source: Fable
Recommended Adaptation Length: 10 Minutes
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed
A fox, old, subtle, vigilant, and sly,–
By hunters wounded, fallen in the mud,–
Attracted by the traces of his blood,
That buzzing parasite, the fly.
He blamed the gods, and wonder’d why
The Fates so cruelly should wish
To feast the fly on such a costly dish.
The translation is in verse; a head-start on lyrics.
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