The fox and the crane story are a quiet, exciting, magical story, without noisy dialogues, violent actions. The purpose of the bedtime story is to create a cozy atmosphere, get ready for bed. Everyone needs a sweet dream. Sleep is a sacrament; it requires a special attitude towards itself.
The fox made friends with the crane.
So one day, the fox decided to treat the crane, went to invite him to visit: Come, Kumano, come, dear! How I will treat you!
A crane goes to a banquet, and the fox boiled semolina and spread it on a plate. Gave it and treated it:
Eat, my darling Kumano! She cooked herself.
The crane banged, banged, banged, banged, nothing hits. And the fox at this time licks herself and licks porridge – so she ate everything herself. The porridge is eaten; the fox and says:
I don’t think you should blame me for this, dear godfather! There is nothing more to regale!
Thank you, godfather, and on this! Come to visit me.
The next day, a fox comes, and the crane cooked okroshka, put it in a jug with a narrow neck, put it on the table, and says:
Eat, gossip! Don’t be ashamed, dear.
The fox began to twirl around the jug, and so it will come in and that way, and lick it and smell it; no sense as no! The head does not go into the jug. Meanwhile, the crane pecks at itself and pecks while it has eaten everything.
Well, I don’t think you should blame me for this, godfather! There is nothing else to treat.
The fox took on annoyance: she thought she would eat enough for a whole week. And went home as if she was sipping too much. Since then, the fox’s friendship with the crane has been apart.