The Ape and the Fox

028. THE APE AND THE FOX. The ape, meeting the fox one day, humbly requested him to give him a piece of his fine long brush tail to cover his poor naked backside, which was so exposed to all the violence and inclemency of the weather; “for,” says he, “Reynard, you have already more than you have occasion for, and a great part of it even drags along in the dirt.”
The fox answered, that as to his having too much, that was more than he knew; but, be it as it would, he had rather sweep the ground with his tail as long as he lived, than deprive himself of the least bit to cover the ape's nasty stinking posteriors. [more info]

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