The Swollen Fox

: Aesop's Fables

A VERY HUNGRY FOX, seeing some bread and meat left by shepherds

in the hollow of an oak, crept into the hole and made a hearty

meal. When he finished, he was so full that he was not able to

get out, and began to groan and lament his fate. Another Fox

passing by heard his cries, and coming up, inquired the cause of

his complaining. On learning what had happened, he said to him,

"Ah, you will have to remain there, my friend, until you become

such as you were when you crept in, and then you will easily get