~ 45. The Fox Teaches the Wolf to Fish ~



The wolf saw the fox running through the snow.
"Where are you going?" he asked.
"I'm taking these fish home to eat!" replied the fox.
"Where did you catch them?" asked the wolf.
"I just put my tail in the river, and then I pulled my tail out, full of fish."
The wolf ran and put his tail in the river, and he waited.
The water was so cold!
The sun went down, the water froze, and the wolf was stuck.
"Help!" he yelled.
The farmer came and beat the wolf, and the wolf died cursing farmer, fox, and fish.

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 67 in the book, which is Perry 625. The wolf doesn't actually die in the original version of the story, but I decided to finish him off.


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