THE GREEK FOX AND THE EU GOAT (after Aesop)

A Greek fox borrowed lots of money but when the lenders came round to collect, he ran off to hide the money. He came to a well and thought – great place to hide it – and jumped in to hide it. Well, he still had the coins, but he was stuck in the well.

Then a kindly old EU goat dressed in expensive clothes passed by and asked the Greek fox what he was doing down there. The Greek fox saw those clothes and thought of another trick.

“Oh, didn’t you hear,” said the Greek fox; “I’m a magician and this is a magic well. If you come down here and bring in all your money, I will make it increase, just like mine here.” And held up the coins he had stolen. So the EU goat jumped down into the well.

The Greek fox said, “now give me your money and I will cast my magic spell and double it for you.” The EU goat gave him the money. And the Greek fox immediately jumped onto the back of the EU goat and up onto its horns and jumped out of the well with the EU’s money.

The Greek fox started to run off, but stopped and yelled down to the EU goat, “Good-bye dear friend, and next time remember:

“NEVER TRUST THE WORD OF A MAN IN TROUBLE.”

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