Morals for kids – Aesop’s Fables – The Fox And The Goat
Look and walk ahead don’t look and jump ahead.
One hot sunny day, a thirsty fox was walking in the woods, when he saw a well, and when trying to look inside, he fell in.
Fox: Oh, this well is very deep How will I get out again. I can´t jump very high. All I wanted was some water, but not this much.
At that moment, a thirsty goat was passing by and heard a noise coming from the well.
Goat: What are you doing down there, fox? Did you lose something?
Fox: No, my dear friend. I just wanted to drink some water. I was so thirsty, and this water is so refreshing. Come down here and taste it for yourself.
Goat: Really? Is that true?
Goat jumped down into the well.
Goat: You were right! This water is so sweet and fresh. But, how are we going to get out from here?
Fox: Well, the top of the well is high, but if you stand still I can climb on your back and jump to the top. As soon as I am out, I will help you to get out too.
So the goat stood still, and the fox climbed out and looked down at the goat.
Fox: Thanks for your help friend. See you soon.
Goat: My dear friend! Please, listen to me, don´t leave me here. How am I going to get out?
Fox: You should have thought about that before going into the well. Do you remember the saying, ¨look before you leap¨? This is what it means.
And the fox ran away.
Look Before You Leap.