English Short Story “The Fox and The Goat” for School, College Students, Moral Story for Class 10, Class 12, College and Competitive Exams.

The Fox and The Goat

Once upon a time a goat and fox lived together. They were good friends. One day the fox was going somewhere. It was raining. Her feet slipped and she fell into a well. She tried her best to come out of the well but failed. She was in a fix now what to do and how to get out of this trouble. Nothing was seen to be hopeful and her heart began to sink that she would meet death there as none would come to save her.

Her friend, the goat became anxious about her and began searching her. She was happy to see her friend. But the fox was very cunning. She could not see the sincerity of the goat. She (fox) told her friend that she was enjoying the sweet cool water of the well and wanted her also to join her to enjoy the water. The foolish goat could not see through the intentions of the fox and jumped into the well to taste the sweet cool water of the well.

The cunning fox without thinking twice used the back of the goat as a step up and jumped out of the well. Thus the fox saved her life by sacrificing the life of her true friend. So as the maxim goes that being simple is equally criminal as being very cunning. The goat had to pay very dearly for her simplicity. She could not understand the intentions of the cunning fox. She was not her true friend, but a selfish companion, who are often very dangerous.

Moral : Always beware about your selfish companions.


Do not fail to deseriminate between a true and false friend.

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