A Clever Fox
It was the month of June. A fox felt extremely hungry. She went out is search of food. She went from place to place. But she could not get any food. At last she reached a garden. She looked towards the trees. There she found a tree laden with fruit. The fruit were ripe. They were very glossy. They seemed very juicy. She tried to get the ripe fruit. She jumped many a time. But her attempts proved a dismal failure.
She remained there. She waited for someone in order to get help from him. In the meantime a wild cat passed that way. She was also in search of a prey. The cunning fox said ‘Good morning, dear sister I think you are out in search of some prey. There is a fat rat on the tree. Please climb up and make a good feast of it.’ The foolish cat saw towards the tree. But she could not see anything. The fox at once saw through the game. She immediately read her mind. She said, ‘The fat rat is hidden somewhere under the fruit.’
The cat at once climbed the tree. She jumped from branch to branch of the tree. She thus exhausted herself. But she got no success. She met no rat. In the process the branches laden with fruit were shaken vigorously. Many fruit fell down. The fox picked them up. She ate them to her fill. She was delighted extremely. But the poor cat found nothing. She was tired extremely.
Moral: The cunning are always the gainers.