The Fox Who Had Lost His Tail

: Aesop's Fables

A FOX caught in a trap escaped, but in so doing lost his tail.

Thereafter, feeling his life a burden from the shame and ridicule

to which he was exposed, he schemed to convince all the other

Foxes that being tailless was much more attractive, thus making

up for his own deprivation. He assembled a good many Foxes and

publicly advised them to cut off their tails, saying that they

would not only look much better without them, but that they would

get rid of the weight of the brush, which was a very great

inconvenience. One of them interrupting him said, "If you had

not yourself lost your tail, my friend, you would not thus

counsel us."