This card was reproduced from an original hand-colored lithograph. This is the story of this image:
One day a wolf got a bone stuck in his throat. He was unable to dislodge it and so he went around asking for someone to pull it out. Finally a crane offered to help. He stuck his long bill down the wolf's throat and extracted the bone. Feeling self-important, the heron asked for a reward. The wolf said, "You are lucky I didn't bite your head off. That is all the reward you get."
Story adapted from Aesop's Fable, The Wolf and the Crane.