At the same time, Zeus wasn't sure if the fox, elevated to this high rank and with new responsibilities, would be able to exercise self-control. So, one day while the fox was sitting on the throne and conducting royal business, Zeus let loose a beetle.
The fox could not resist: she jumped up off the throne and went chasing after the beetle like a common animal.
Zeus was disgusted and decided the fox was not worthy to be queen after all.
Inspired by: Mille 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 767 in the book, which is Perry 107. In some versions of the story, Zeus actually changes the fox into a human, as you can see in this illustration: