~ 46. The Fox and the Wolf and the Well-Buckets ~

A fox had jumped into a well-bucket which then plunged down into the water. A wolf heard the splash and came running.
"What are you doing down there?" he asked.
"I'm fishing!' replied the fox.
"I want to go fishing too!" shouted the wolf.
"Well, just get in the other well-bucket up there and come on down."
As the wolf went down, the fox went up.
"I've caught plenty, so I'm going home now," the fox said. "Good fishing!"
But there weren't any fish in the well, and when the wolf shouted for help, a farmer came and killed him.

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 69 in the book, which is Perry 593.

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