THE FARMER AND THE FOX
A FARMER one morning noticed the footprints of some quadruped in his field, and
said to a fox, "Reynard, my field was
entered last night by some beast with four
legs. Can you tell me which?"
"I am sorry I can't," said the fox, "but
I know who can."
 "Who is it?" said the farmer.
"There is a fish in the sea," said the
fox, "that hath two fins; if you should ask
him, he may tell you."
"What a silly reply!" said the farmer.
"Not more silly than the query," said
the fox, as he retreated to the wood.
Consider twice before you put a question
to a sly person.