~ 35. The Fox and the Old Women ~
A fox was walking along when he saw some old women feasting on a roasted chicken. The food smelled delicious, and the fox was very hungry. "It just isn't fair," thought the fox to himself.
He then addressed the old women. "My good ladies," said the fox, "just imagine what an outcry there would be if I were to do what you are doing right now, eating a chicken like that!"
"There's no comparison!" one of the women shouted back, laughing at the fox. "We're eating our own chicken, while you steal and eat chickens that don't belong to you."
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 53 in the book, which is not in Perry's catalog; it is a story from Abstemius.