Story: The Cunning Fox and the Goat

Once there was a fox living in a forest. He was roaming around the jungle for his foods. By chance, he fell into a well. He tried his level best to come out but all in vain. So, he had no other alternative but to remain there till the next morning. He asked his friend but they didn’t help him. The next day, a goat came on that way. She peeped into the well and saw the fox was there. The goat asked, what are you doing there, my dear?
The fox replied, I came here to drink water. How sweet and cool this water in this hot summer days. It is the best I have ever tasted. Come and you want some water. Without second thought, the goat jumped into the well. He quenched her thirst and looked for a way to get out.
Then the fox said, I have an idea to get rid of this well. You stand with your back legs. I will climb on your head and get out. Then I shall help you to come out too. The goat was innocent enough to understand the bad idea of the fox. He did as fox said to him. Now the fox get out of the well with a jump and walked away. The fox said, Had you been intelligent enough, you would never have got in without seeing how to get out. I can’t help you.
Moral: Look before you leap.  Do not believe blindly and walk in to anything without thinking.

Once in summer, a fox was very thirsty. He looked about all day for water to drink. At last he came to an well. The well was very deep. He tried to get water. He tumbled in.

There was a little water. So he was not drowned. He drank all he could. Then he tried to get out. But he could not.

A goat came to the well to drink water. He saw the fox and said, “I could not get any water. Is there water to drink?”

The cunning fox was glad to see the goat and hit upon a plan to rescue himself from the well. He instantly answered, “There is enough water to drink.” He invited the goat and said, “My friend, this well is famous for its sweet water. I have jumped in and I am drinking to my heart’s content. If you want to have taste of it yourself, please jump into it.” Without a second thought, the foolish goat jumped into the well. The fox at once leaped on the back of the goat, then onto his long horn and got out of the well. Before leaving the place, he looked into the well and said, “Foolish goat, look before you leap.”