54. The Tiger and the Fox



A tiger found a fox in a trap.
"What are you doing there?" he asked.
"I did this for you!" replied the fox. "I'm luring men here so you can eat them."
"How kind of you!" said the tiger, who went to wait in the bushes.
The hunters came and found the fox.
"I've lured the tiger here so you can kill him," said the fox. "He's there in the bushes."
"How kind of you!' said the hunters, who then let the fox go.
"Good luck, hunters!" shouted the fox as she ran off. "And good luck to you, tiger!"

Inspired by: Indian Fables by Ramaswami Raju.
Notes: Compare the story where it is the tiger who is in a trap: The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal.




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