~ 47. The Fox and the Wolf in the Shed ~



"I'm starving!" groaned the wolf. "I've got to eat something!"
"Follow me!" said the fox, and she led him to the farmer's shed.
The fox crawled into the shed through a hole, and the wolf also managed to squeeze through.
The shed was full of meat and fish!
Remembering the narrow hole, the fox ate only a little, but the wolf stuffed himself.
Then the farmer burst into the shed, club in hand.
"Run!" squealed the fox.
She escaped through the narrow hole but the wolf got stuck because of his big belly, and the farmer clubbed him to death.

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 66 in the book, which is not in Perry's catalog; this is one of Scheppey's Latin fables in Hervieux's Les Fabulistes Latins.

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