The Farmer and the Fox

: Aesop's Fables

A FARMER, who bore a grudge against a Fox for robbing his poultry

yard, caught him at last, and being determined to take an ample

revenge, tied some rope well soaked in oil to his tail, and set

it on fire. The Fox by a strange fatality rushed to the fields

of the Farmer who had captured him. It was the time of the wheat

harvest; but the Farmer reaped nothing that year and returned

home grieving sorely.