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The Cat and the Fox

In this short story called the Cat and the Fox, our storyteller Delia tells us how a cat outsmarts a fox in avoiding a pack of hounds!

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The Cat and the Fox

One day, a fox was bragging about all the ways he knew how to escape capture, to a cat.

"I have a whole bag of tricks," he said, “I know hundreds of ways to escape my enemies."

"I have only known one way," said the cat; "but it usually seems to work."

Just then, they heard a pack of hounds coming right for them. Quickly the cat scurried up a tree and hid in the foliage.

"This was my plan," the cat said. "What are you going to do?"

The fox thought for a second, thought of the first plan and started off. Then he froze, thought for a second, came up with a better idea and started to go that way. Then, he stopped again; a third idea came to him and he wondered if it was better than the first or second idea.

While the fox was frozen in confusion; the hounds got closer and closer, then suddenly the hounds were surrounding the fox. The fox was captured, putting an end to all of his tricks.

Don't forget -- a little common sense is better than a bunch tricks any day!



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