“The Fox In The Ice”, Fable by Ivan. A. Krylov

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The Fox In The Ice

VERY early one winter morning, during a hard frost, a Fox was drinking at an ice-hole, not far from the haunts of men. Meanwhile, whether by pure accident or from negligence doesn’t much matter, the end of its tail got wet, and froze to the ice. No great harm was done ; the Fox could easily remedy it. It had only to give a tolerably hard pull, and leave about a score of its hairs behind , then it could run away home quickly, before any one came. But how could it make up its mind to spoil its tail ? Such a bushy tail as it was, so ample and golden ! No ; better wait a little. Surely, men are sleeping still. It ‘s even possible that a thaw may, meanwhile, set in. In that case, it will be able to withdraw its tail easily from the ice-hole. So it waits : it goes on waiting, but its tail only freezes all the more. It looks round; the day is already beginning to dawn. People are stirring ; voices are to be heard. Our poor Fox begins to rush about wildly — now this way, now that. But still it cannot free itself from the hole. Luckily, a Wolf comes running that way.

” Dear friend, gossip, father !” cries the Fox, ” do save me I am all but lost !”

So the Wolf stopped, and set to work to rescue the Fox. Its method was a very simple one : it bit the tail of the Fox clean off. So our foolish friend went home tailless, but rejoicing that its skin was still on its back.

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Russian LiteratureChildren BooksRussian PoetryIvan. A. KrylovContents

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