The Fox and The Goat
Fox fell into a well and was unable to get out. A thirsty Goat came by, and asked him if the water was good.
“Good?” said the Fox. “It’s the best I ever tasted! Come try it yourself.”
The Goat jumped in at once. When he had enough to drink, he looked for a way to get out.
The Fox said, “I have an idea. Stand on your hind legs, with your forelegs against the side of the well. I’ll climb on to your back, and by stepping on your horns, I can get out. When I’m out, I’ll help you out, too.”
The Goat did so. The Fox climbed on to his back and out of the well; then he coolly walked away.
The Goat loudly reminded him of his promise but the Fox said, “If you had any sense, you wouldn’t have got in without seeing that you could get out again.”
Look before you leap.