Once upon a time, there was a clever fox and a not-so-smart crow. The crow had a tasty piece of meat in her beak, and she sat on a tree branch. The fox, who was very hungry, walked by under the tree. He saw the crow with the meat and got an idea.
The fox wanted the meat, so he started talking to the crow. He said, "Hello, dear crow! You're such a wonderful singer. Your songs are the best in the whole forest. Your feathers are really pretty, and your eyes sparkle like gems. I'm your biggest fan! Could you sing a song for me?"
The crow felt really happy and important hearing all these nice things. She wanted to show off her singing, so she opened her beak to caw. But when she did that, the piece of meat fell from her beak to the ground. The quick fox grabbed the meat and gobbled it up. He grinned and said, "Thanks for the tasty meal!"
The crow realized she had been tricked, but it was too late.
And so, the lesson from this story is:
Don't believe people who say overly nice things to you. They might just be trying to trick you.
Always think carefully before you act.