The Lion and the Fox

perry 142

29. THE LION AND THE FOX. A Lion that had grown old, and had no more strength to forage for food, saw that he must get it by cunning. He went into his den and crept into a corner, and made believe that he was very sick.
All the animals about came in to take a look at him, and as they came, he snapped them up. When a good many beasts had been caught in this way, the Fox, who guessed his trick, came along. He took his stand a little way from the den, and asked the Lion how he did.
The Lion said he was very sick, and begged him to come into the den to see him.
"So I would," said the Fox, "but I notice that all the footprints point into the den, and none point out." [more info]

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