THE FOX AND THE GOAT
FOX who had fallen into a deep well was casting about to find how he should
get out again. At length a Goat came to the place, and seeing Reynard,
asked whether the water was good, and if there was plenty.
Hiding the real danger in his case, the Fox replied: "The best in the word,
and so much of it that it cannot be exhausted. Come down and see." Whereupon
the goat jumped down without more ado. Upon this the crafty Fox jumped upon
her horns and nimble leaped out, remarking to the deluded Goat, "If you had
brains to match your beard, you would have looked before you leaped."