A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its
clever devices for escaping its
"I have a whole bag of tricks,"
he said, "which contains a hundred
ways of escaping my enemies."
"I have only one," said the
Cat; "but I can generally manage
Just at that moment they heard the
cry of a pack of hounds coming
towards them, and the Cat
immediately scampered up a tree and
hid herself in the boughs.
"This is my plan," said the
Cat. "What are you going to do?"
The Fox thought first of one way,
then of another, and while he was
debating the hounds came nearer and
nearer, and at last the Fox in his
confusion was caught up by the
hounds and soon killed by the