Best fable ever; shame about the moral

March 22, 2011

The Fox and the Monster Mask

A fox, having crept into an actor’s house, rummaged through his wardrobe and found, among other things, a large, beautifully fashioned mask of a monster. He held it in his paws and exclaimed:

“Ah! What a head! But it hasn’t got a brain!’

This fable refers to men who have magnificent bodies but poor judgement.

From the Temple complete Aesop, §43.

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