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The Wolf Accusing the Fox

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The Wolf Accusing the Fox

by Jean de La Fontaine

Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Audiences
Setting: Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Fable
Recommended Adaptation Length: 10 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed

EXCERPT:

A wolf, affirming his belief
That he had suffer’d by a thief,
Brought up his neighbour fox–
Of whom it was by all confess’d,
His character was not the best–
To fill the prisoner’s box.
As judge between these vermin,
A monkey graced the ermine;
And truly other gifts of Themis
Did scarcely seem his;
For while each party plead his cause,
Appealing boldly to the laws,
And much the question vex’d,
Our monkey sat perplex’d.



COMMENTS:

The translation is in verse; a head-start on lyrics.


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