Aesop's Fables: The Crab and the Fox

Updated May 14, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Crab and the Fox

A Crab once left the sea-shore and went and settled in a meadow some way inland, which looked very nice and green and seemed likely to be a good place to feed in. But a hungry Fox came along and spied the Crab and caught him. Just as he was going to be eaten up, the Crab said, "This is just what I deserve; for I had no business to leave my natural home by the sea and settle here as though I belonged to the land."

- Be content with your lot.
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