The Farmer and the Fox
A folktale by Maxwell
There once was a young fox who did not know how to find food. His family got captured by poachers while they were on a hunt. When the young fox was looking for something to eat, he spotted a farm with easy to catch animals.
“Mmm rats taste good” said the fox.
The fox wanted to eat the farmer's hens or other animals. From a window the farmer saw the fox trying to catch a rat but he failed over and over.
“That fox can not catch food” thought the farmer.
So the little farmer's family left out food and a water bowl. Later that night the fox ate it.
“Finally some food” said the fox.
The farmer’s family were a nice family who paid their own way out of things, the fox soon learned. The road ahead was too easy for the family, but the fox was still nice to them. One day the fox was walking around the farm, off went the burglar alarm! A pack of wolves from the forest was breaking into the meat cooler. The fox runs into the barn where the meat cooler was. Then the fox fought off the pack. It was long and dangerous. One by one the wolf got picked off by the fox and sent back to the forest with one bite of the fox’s jaws. None of the meat were stolen. The family watched the fight from the stables. The family was thankful because of the bravery of the fox that he saved the meat. So they can eat it in the long and cold winter.
Four days later the fox got trapped in a spike trap in the forest by a lake. He was bleeding a lot. He thought he broke his leg. The fox howls in pain, the family run and found the fox. They cut of the spring with wire cutters. The nice family rescued, healed him and fed him. The moral of this story is to be nice to others.