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Monday, December 3, 2018

The Fox And The Cock


The Fox And The Cock

Long ago, there lived a cock in a town. All the towns-folk loved him dearly. They felt that without the cock, they would not be able to get up early in the morning. The towns-men built a comfortable little house for the cock in a field just in the middle of the town. This way, the cock was well-guarded from all sides. But there was a sly little fox in a nearby forest. One day, he happened to see the cock and vowed to make a meal of him, somehow or the other.


One day, the fox was able to enter the town unseen. Stealthily, he made his way to the field where the cock lived. Seeing him, the cock hopped out of his way and sat on a small hut.

The fox went to the cock and said in a sugary sweet voice, "Good morning, Mr Cock! I must say that you are the handsomest and the brightest-coloured cock I have ever seen in my life. No wonder, the towns-men love you so much."

The cock was so delighted to hear this that he began to strike different poses. The fox further encouraged the cock and said, "I knew your father also. He too was very handsome. His cock-a-doodle-doo was so musical that nightingales used to envy him. That is why your voice is as soft and sweet as honey. May I hear you sing!"


Feeling puffed at this praise, the cock closed his eyes and began to sing cock-a-doodle-doo. But by the end of his second cock-a-doo, he could utter only a weak gurgling sound for leaping on to the mound. The fox had seized him in his mouth. The fox looked around himself and began to run off towards the forest.


"Squawk! Squawk!" screamed the cock. Hearing the cock's cries, the people standing nearby called out to each other to save it, "Look, a fox is running away with our dear cock!"

By this time, the cock had realised his folly in trusting the clever fox. The cock thought of a way to save himself. First of all, he stopped squawking. Then, speaking in a sweet voice, he said, "Dear Fox! did you hear what the towns-folk were saying just now? They were telling one another that you are carrying off their cock. How can they call me 'Their cock'? The foolish people do not know that I belong to you, now."

The fox was very pleased to hear this. So, the cock continued, "You have always owned me, my friend. Naturally, you have come to take me with you. Why don't you tell these silly people that I am yours? That will end the argument for ever."


Consequently, the fox opened his mouth and said, "The cock is mine now." As the fox opened his mouth, the cock flew off and perched on the branch of a tree. "Fox, what a lie you are telling! I have always belonged to the towns-folk. They will soon arrive to take me away with them," the cock said, chuckling loudly at the foolish fox. The towns-folk arrived there in a short while and carried him away with them. Now, the disappointed fox sat down. Hitting his mouth hard with his paw, he said sharply, "You silly mouth! Who asked you to talk so much? Don't you know that talking and eating never go together? You talked at a time when you should have been eating the cock. That should teach you not to talk too much!"

Moral: "Never do anything blindly."

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