The Cock, The Dog and the Fox

There was once a wise Cock, “Mr. Cockadoodledoo” who lived in a big farm. Every morning at dawn, he used to wake up and crow thrice loudly.

“COCKAAAAADOOOOOODLLLLLEEEEEDOOOOOOOOO”

“COCKAAAAADOOOOOODLLLLLEEEEEDOOOOOOOOO”

“COCKAAAAADOOOOOODLLLLLEEEEEDOOOOOOOOO”

All the animals used to wake up only at his sound and start their day. At the end of the day, or dusk, Mr. Cockadoodledoo used to fly up a tree. He used to crow thrice loudly.

“COCKAAAAADOOOOOODLLLLLEEEEEDOOOOOOOOO”

“COCKAAAAADOOOOOODLLLLLEEEEEDOOOOOOOOO”

“COCKAAAAADOOOOOODLLLLLEEEEEDOOOOOOOOO”

He would put his bright red head under his wings and then go to sleep.

He had a best friend, a Dog called Mr Woof Woof. Mr Woof Woof took care of the farm and used to bark in case foxes came nearby. All the foxes were scared of Mr. Woof Woof.

“WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!”

One day the two of them went to go an adventure to the forest. They travelled all day and then when they were tired, they decided to sleep.

Mr. Cockadoodledoo flew on top of a tall tree and Mr. Woof Woof crawled into a small hole in the base of the tree. Unknown to them, the Fox was chasing them since he wanted to eat the Cock.

Mr Cockadoodledoo was just about to go to sleep when he saw a red flash. It was Master Fox. He did not like Master Fox since he was always trying to eat him. The Cock kept looking carefully at the Fox.

“Good Evening, Mr. Cock. I hope you are fine. Have you not heard the wonderful news?”

The Cock replied, “I am very well, thank you. What wonderful news Mr. Fox?”

The Fox said with a bright smile, “There was a great meeting between your family and my family, all the foxes and the dogs and the cocks and the hens. All our families have agreed to forget the fights in the past. We will now live in peace and friendship from now on forever.”

The Cock replied, “Really? I am so happy to hear that.”

The Fox jumped up in joy. “Indeed. I do not need to hunt or chase you again. How wonderful it is. Come down so that we may hug and dance.”

Mr. Cockadoodledoo was a very smart bird. He did trust Mr. Fox. The Cock said, “That is indeed such wonderful news. You can come up the tree through the hole in the tree”

The Fox heard this and got very happy. He ran into the hole and right into the angry paws of Mr Woof Woof.

 

Moral: Those who try to deceive may expect to be paid in their own coin.

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