~ 44. The Fox and the Wolf in the Pit ~



A fox saw a wolf who'd fallen into a pit.
The fox laughed and ran around the edge of the pit, leaping and jumping with joy. "You idiot!' she shouted. "You fell right into the man's trap!"
While the fox was capering around the pit, the ground beneath her feet crumbled and she fell down into the pit also.
When the wolf saw the fox falling down, he exclaimed, "What a comfort to me it is to see that I won't die alone; this wicked fox, who was mocking me just a moment ago, will die here together with me."

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 64 in the book, which is not in Perry's catalog; it is a fable from Abstemius.



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