~ 66. The Rabbit and the Weasel ~



While the rabbit was away nibbling grass in the meadow, the weasel occupied her rabbit hole.
When the rabbit came back, the weasel said, "Go away! This is my house now."
"That's not fair!" protested the rabbit. "I demand justice!"
So the weasel proposed that they take their case to the local court, where the judge was an old cat.
"Come closer, my dears!" the cat told them. "I'm rather deaf, and I can't hear what you are saying. Closer! Closer!"
And as soon as the rabbit and weasel got close enough, the cat grabbed them and devoured them both.

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 391 in the book, which is not in Perry; the story comes from La Fontaine.

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