The Fox and the Mask

This entry is part 31 of 84 in the series Aesop's Fables

A Fox had by some means got into the store-room of a theatre. Suddenly he observed a face glaring down on him and began to be very frightened; but looking more closely he found it was only a Mask such as actors use to put over their face.

‘Ah,’ said the Fox, ‘you look very fine; it is a pity you have not got any brains.’ Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

The Fox and the Mask

Aesop

Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.

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