By an unlucky chance a Fox fell into a deep well from which he
could not get out.
A Goat passed by shortly afterwards, and asked the Fox what he was doing down there.
"Oh, have you not heard?"
said the Fox; "there is going to be a great drought, so I jumped down here in order to be sure to have water by me. Why don't you
come down too?"
The Goat thought well of this advice, and jumped
down into the well.
But the Fox immediately jumped on her back, and by putting his foot on her long horns managed to jump up to
the edge of the well.
"Good-bye, friend," said the Fox,
"remember next time: Never trust the advice of a man in
Author of the Fable
The Fox and the Goat
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Goose With the Golden Eggs", "The Fisher",
"The Fox and the Goat" and "The Sick Lion"
The Fox and the Goat Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children