In this short story called the Cat and the Fox, our storyteller Delia tells us how a cat outsmarts a fox in avoiding a pack of hounds!
The Cat and the Fox
One day, a fox was bragging about all the ways he knew how to escape capture, to a cat.
"I have a whole bag of tricks," he said, “I know hundreds of ways to escape my enemies."
"I have only known one way," said the cat; "but it usually seems to work."
Just then, they heard a pack of hounds coming right for them. Quickly the cat scurried up a tree and hid in the foliage.
"This was my plan," the cat said. "What are you going to do?"
The fox thought for a second, thought of the first plan and started off. Then he froze, thought for a second, came up with a better idea and started to go that way. Then, he stopped again; a third idea came to him and he wondered if it was better than the first or second idea.
While the fox was frozen in confusion; the hounds got closer and closer, then suddenly the hounds were surrounding the fox. The fox was captured, putting an end to all of his tricks.
Don't forget -- a little common sense is better than a bunch tricks any day!