The Fox and the Stork
Narrator: Once upon a time there was a Fox and a Stork who were very good friends. One day the Fox invited the Stork to dinner.
[Narrator stands on one side of the stage.]
Fox: Would you like to come to dinner?
Stork: Sure. What will you cook?
Fox: It will be a surprise!
Stork: What day and time shall I come?
Fox: How about tomorrow night at seven?
Stork: That sounds good. See you tomorrow.
[Stork waves and flies away.]
Fox: See you… and be on time!
Stork: I will!
[Lights go down. Then they come back up. A night has passed.]
Narrator: The next night, the Stork came to the Fox’s house. The Fox served soup in a shallow dish.
Stork: I cannot eat this soup. My beak is too long for this dish.
Fox: Oops! More for me then!
Narrator: And so the Fox drank all the soup himself. The Stork was very sad that the Fox was not sorry at all. The Stork left without saying another word.
[Lights go down. Then they come back up. Another night has passed.
Stork: Hello, Fox. Would you like to come to dinner tonight?
Fox: Yes, thank you.
Narrator: Later, when the Fox came to the Stork’s house, he saw a tall jar with a tiny opening at the top. The Fox got very angry.
Fox: That is not fair! I can’t have any of the soup! My nose is too short! You are a bad friend!
Stork: No, I am not, Fox. I only did what you did to me.
Fox: I see. I am sorry.
Narrator: That day, the Fox learned an important lesson: Do not play tricks on your friends if you cannot stand to be tricked yourself.