Cerita fabel adalah cerita dimana tokoh utamanya adalah binatang. Dalam cerita fabel, binatang ini bertindak seperti layaknya manusia.
Berikut ini contoh cerita fabel menggunakan Bahasa Inggris. Cerita ini adalah cerita terkenal tentang Burung Gagak dan Rubah yang ditulis dengan gaya berbeda untuk pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris.
Miss Crow and Mr. Fox
Once upon a time, there lived an old lady crow. She was very mean and ugly. One day, Miss Crow stole a piece of cheese. Soon, she flew on to a branch to eat it.
Mr. Fox noticed what Miss Crow had done. Under the tree, Mr. Fox, who wanted the cheese for himself, came up and spoke politely to her.
"Oh, Miss Crow, how pretty you are! What a lovely beak, what awesome feathers you have! What sweet eyes! If only you could sing, you would be the most beautiful bird in the world!"
Very pleased to hear all of this about herself, Miss Crow hopped on the branch and gave a loud croak to show that she could sing.
Of course, the moment she opened up her beak, the cheese dropped down, and Mr. Fox caught and ran away with it, laughing loudly.