Thursday, March 15, 2018

Aesop's Fables - The Fox and The Goat

So I'm trying something new for a while - on a suggestion or dare however you want to look at it.
 I'm calling it - Aesop's Fables Retold

The Fox and The Goat (the real story)
A Fox fell into a well, and though it was not very deep, he found that he could not get out again. After he had been in the well a long time, a thirsty Goat came by. The Goat thought the Fox had gone down to drink, and so he asked if the water was good.
"The finest in the whole country," said the crafty Fox, "jump in and try it. There is more than enough for both of us."
The thirsty Goat immediately jumped in and began to drink. The Fox just as quickly jumped on the Goat's back and leaped from the tip of the Goat's horns out of the well.
The foolish Goat now saw what a plight he had got into, and begged the Fox to help him out. But the Fox was already on his way to the woods.
"If you had as much sense as you have beard, old fellow," he said as he ran, "you would have been more cautious about finding a way to get out again before you jumped in."
The Vicki Version:
Red, the big bushy tailed fox from the northeast corner of the forest, was out for his morning stroll. He had spent hours grooming his thick dense fur, the final touch a paw drawn across his long slender nose.

He was on his way to see the old grandma who lived at the edge of the forest. He’d gotten it on good word from the bear that Little Red Riding Hood would be coming for a visit this very morning.

Just as the fox stepped out of his den he heard the baying of dogs, the thunder of hooves, and a distinctive flash of red. The fox scurried across the field and fell into the poor farmer’s well. As he took has final breath he sighed, “All that primping for nothing and alas, no grandmother to eat or her pesky little granddaughter.”


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