~ 42. The Fox and the Mule ~



A fox saw a mule in a meadow.
"What's your name?" the fox asked.
"I forget," replied the mule. "But it's written on my hoof. Read my hoof if you want!"
The fox just laughed and ran into the woods where he met a wolf.
"I found you a delicious-looking mule," said the fox. "Go ask his name!"
The wolf talked to the mule and when the mule said "Read my hoof!" the wolf bent down... and the mule kicked him! Hard!
The fox then laughed at the wolf. "You can't even read, and now you've got a headache too."

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 254 in the book, which is Perry 693.





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