~ 27. The Fox in the Hut ~



A hungry fox crawled through a hole into a peasant's hut; there she found some bread and meat.
The fox devoured the food, but when she went to crawl back out of the hole, her belly was too big, and she got stuck.
As she groaned and sighed, with her head sticking out of the hut, another fox came by and asked what was wrong.
The first fox explained what happened.
"Well," the second fox told her, "you'll just have to stay here until you are as skinny again as you were when you went in."
Time solves many problems.

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 34 in the book, which is Perry 24. The fable is also told about a weasel who overeats and gets stuck.

(illustration by Praeger)

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