Fox and Rooster's Conversation

Fox saw Rooster in a tree. "Come down here!" she said. "There's so much I want to tell you."
"I'll stay up here," replied Rooster, "where I'm safe."
Fox smiled. "But haven't you heard? The Lion declared peace among all the animals. You're in no danger."
Rooster said nothing, staring intently into the distance.
"What are you looking at?" asked Fox.
"I'm looking at the dogs coming this way," said Rooster.
Fox took off running.
"Wait!" said Rooster. "What about the peace?"
"I'm not sure the news has reached the dogs," Fox shouted back, as she vanished into the woods.

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 46. Vulpes Pacem Annuntians in the book, which is Perry 671.

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