The Fox and the Vulture

A vulture once found a huge oyster. Because of the shell, the vulture couldn't eat the oyster inside, so he asked the fox for help.
"It's a waste of time trying to break the shell with your beak," said the fox. "But if you fly up, as high as you can, you can drop it and break the shell open."
So the foolish vulture did what the fox advised, and as soon as the fox saw the shell crack open, she ran and slurped up the oyster, leaving nothing but the shell for the vulture.
Be careful choosing your consultants.

Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 43 in the book. This is a fable in Desbillons, but it's not in the Perry catalog, although compare the story of the crow and the eagle.

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