~ 37. The Fox and the Moon ~
A fox was wandering about at night. She strolled through the fields, and then she reached the river.
Feeling thirsty, she went to take a drink from the river, and there in the water she saw a reflection of the full moon in the sky.
"Look at that!" the fox exclaimed. "There's a wheel of cheese in the river. How delicious that would be to eat!"
The fox then began to drink the water, hoping that if she could drink the whole river, she'd be able to eat the cheese.
The fox kept drinking and drinking until she finally... exploded.
Inspired by: Mille 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 38 in the book, which is Perry 669.