Examples of Narrative Text - 7 Fable Stories about Fox with Generic Structure

Fable story becomes one kind of narrative text, with  animals characterization and followed by a or some complication or problem, story fable becomes a favorite when looking example of narrative text of the English language. Fable becomes very interesting when read aloud as a story or a children's bedtime stories.

Previously we have presented special adventure narrative fable about cat where the cat is always the character antagonists which when read carefully there will be many lessons to be drawn. Many lessons or a good lesson to be learned from the story of moral fable as learning and motivation. So while learning the English language text narrative, let's see the special story in the  fable of the Fox's adventure!


A Crow was sitting on a branch of a tree with a piece of cheese in her beak when a Fox observed her and set his wits to work to discover some way of getting the cheese. Coming and standing under the tree he looked up and said, "What a noble bird I see above me! Her beauty is without equal, the hue of her plumage exquisite. If only her voice is as sweet as her looks are fair, she ought without doubt to be Queen of the Birds. " The Crow was hugely flattered by this, and just to show the Fox that she could sing she Gave a loud caw. Down Came the cheese, of course, and the Fox, snatching it up.

Generic Structure in Fable Story
1. Orientation: A crow and a fox were in branch of tree
2. Complication: The fox wanted to get the crow's cheese
3. Resolution: The cheese fall down and taken by the fox

A Fox and a Monkey were on the road together, and fell into a dispute as to the which of the two was the better born. They kept it up for some time, till they Came to a place where the road passed through a cemetery full of monuments, when the Monkey stopped and looked about him and Gave a great sigh. "Why do you sigh?" said the Fox. The Monkey pointed to the tombs and Replied, "All the monuments that you see here were put up in honor of my forefathers, who in their day were eminent men." The Fox was speechless for a moment, but quickly intervening recovering he said, "Oh! Do not stop at any lie, sir; you're quite safe: I'm sure none of your ancestors will rise up and expose you."

Generic Structure in Fable Story
1. Orientation: A fox and a monkey were on the road together
2. Complication: The monkey felt very frightened
3. Resolution: The fox encourage the monkey

A Dog and a Cock Became great friends, and agreed to travel together. At nightfall the Cock flew up into the branches of a tree to roost, while the Dog curled himself up inside the trunk, which was hollow. At the break of day the Cock crew woke up and, as usual. A Fox Heard, and, wishing to make a breakfast of him, Came and Stood under the tree and begged him to come down. "I should so like," he said, 'to make the acquaintance of one who has such a beautiful voice. " The Cock Replied, "Would you just wake my porter who sleeps at the foot of the tree? He'll open the door and let you in." The Fox accordingly rapped on the trunk, when out rushed the Dog and tore him in pieces.

Generic Structure in Fable Story
1. Orientation: A dog and a cock became friend
2. Complication: A fox wanted to eat them
3. Resolution: The dog and cock were safe

A Fox fell into a well and was Unable to get out again. By and by a thirsty Goat Came by, and seeing the Fox in the well asked him if the water was good. "Good?" said the Fox, "it's the best water I've ever tasted in all my life. Come down and try it yourself." The Goat thought of nothing but the prospect of quenching his thirst, and Jumped in at once. When he had had enough to drink, he looked about, like the Fox, for some way of getting out, but could find none. Presently the Fox said, "I have an idea. You stand on your hind legs, and plant your forelegs firmly against the side of the well, and then I'll climb on to your back, and, from there, by stepping on your horns, I can get out. And when I'm out, I'll help you out too. " The Goat did as he was requested, and the Fox climbed on to his back and so out of the well; and then he coolly walked away. The Goat called loudly after him and Reminded him of his promise to help him out: but the Fox Merely turned and said, "If you had as much sense in your head as you have hair in your beard you would not have got into the Certain well without making that you could get out again. "

Generic Structure in Fable Story
1. Orientation: A fox and a goat meet in unpredictable situation
2. Complication: The fox was trapped in a well and could not go out
3. Resolution: The goat helped the fox but he himself was in trouble in return

A fox once fell into a trap, and after a struggle managed to get free, but with the loss of his brush. He was then so much ashamed of his appearance that he thought life was not worth living UNLESS he could persuade the other foxes to part with Reviews their tails Also, Thus and divert attention from his own loss. So he called a meeting of all the Foxes, and advised them to cut off Reviews their tails: "They're ugly things anyhow," he said, "and besides they're heavy, and it's tiresome to be always carrying them about with you . " But one of the other Foxes said, "My friend, if you had not lost your own tail, you would not be so keen on getting us to cut off ours."

Generic Structure in Fable Story
1. Orientation: A fox was with no tail
2. Complication: The fox was very shamed with such physical condition
3. Resolution: Some foxes supported him

Fable 6: The Wild Boar AND THE FOX
A Wild Boar was engaged in whetting his tusks upon the trunk of a tree in the forest when a Fox Came by and, seeing what he was at, said to him, "Why are you doing that? The huntsmen are not out to-day , and there are no other Dangers at hand that I can see. " "True, my friend," Replied the Boar, "but the instant my life is in danger I shall need to use my tusks. There'll be no time to sharpen them then."

Generic Structure in Fable Story
1. Orientation: A wild boar and a fox met
2. Complication: The fox discourage the boar not to sharpen the tusk
3. Resolution: The boar gave arguments to the fox

A fox who had never seen a Lion one day met one, and was so Terrified at the sight of him that he was ready to die with fear. After a time he met him again, and was still rather frightened, but not nearly so much as he had been when he first met him. But when he saw him for the third time he was so far from being afraid that he went up to him and Began to talk to him as if he had known him all his life.

Generic Structure in Fable Story
1. Orientation: A fox met a lion
2. Complication: The fox manege himself not to feel fear meeting the lion
3. Resolution: The fox did not feel fear in the third chance

So what are the moral lessons from the stories above? Stories are for moral learning, motivation, courage, honesty, and wisdom. They cohabited others and would be very interesting if delivered by way of story telling, where the cultivation of moral good for children will be easily absorbed. This special text narrative of the fox story is rewritten and translated as best he could from the Aesop fable.

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