I’ll tell you a story to make you all smile
Of a clever young fox who used all his guile
To outwit a goat who was less quick of wit -
Well, utterly stupid, you’ll have to admit.
Foxy fell in a well and couldn’t get out,
And nobody heard his loud, desperate shout.
Well he bawled and he bellowed as none can deny
And was noticed at last by a goat walking by.
From above, he looked down at the fox in the well,
And could well understand how Foxy had fell,
But the fox used his brain and said: 'Oh I am fine.
I am guarding the water here. All of it’s mine!'
The goat became angry and loud came his call:
'That water’s not yours. It’s there for us all!
Guarding that water’s for certain a sin,'
And, blinded by anger, the goat then jumped in.
The fox leapt on his back and then out of the well,
And, when hurrying off, the goat heard him yell:
'Don’t always believe the things that you’re told
If you want, in your lifetime, to live till you’re old.'
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