Cat and Fox

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Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Cat

A Fox was bragging to a of its clever for escaping its enemies. "I have a whole bag of tricks," he said, "which contains a hundred ways of my enemies."

"I have only ," said the Cat; "but I can generally manage with that." Just at that moment they heard the cry of a pack of coming towards them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a and hid herself in the boughs.

"This is my ," said the Cat. "What are you going to do?" The thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was , the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the . Miss Puss, who had been looking on, said:

"Better one way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon."

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