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One of the Grimms' Fairy Tales from our vast collection of Fables, Tales and Stories.

The Fox and the Horse

A peasant had a faithful horse which had grown old and could
do no more work, so his master would no longer give him
anything to eat and said, I can certainly make no more use
of you, but still I mean well by you, if you prove yourself
still strong enough to bring me a lion here, I will maintain
you, but now take yourself away out of my stable. And with
that he chased him into the open country. The horse was
sad, and went to the forest to seek a little protection there
from the weather. Then the fox met him and said, why do you
hang your head so, and go about all alone. Alas, replied the
horse, avarice and fidelity do not dwell together in one
house. My master has forgotten what services I have
performed for him for so many years, and because I can no
longer plough well, he will give me no more food, and has
driven me out. Without giving you a chance, asked the fox.
The chance was a bad one. He said, if I were still strong
enough to bring him a lion, he would keep me, but he well
knows that I cannot do that. The fox said, I will help you,
just lay yourself down, stretch yourself out as if you were
dead, and do not stir. The horse did as the fox desired,
and the fox went to the lion, who had his den not far off,
and said, a dead horse is lying outside there, just come
with me, you can have a rich meal. The lion went with
him, and when they
were both standing by the horse the fox said, after all, it
is not very convenient for you here - I tell you what - I
will fasten it to you by the tail, and then you can drag it
into your cave, and devour it in peace.
This advice pleased the lion, he lay down, and in order that
the fox might tie the horse fast to him, he kept quite quiet.
But the fox tied the lion's legs together with the horse's
tail, and twisted and fastened all so well and so strongly
that no strength could break it. When he had finished his
work, he tapped the horse on the shoulder and said, pull,
white horse, pull. Then up sprang the horse at once, and
drew the lion away with him. The lion began to roar so
that all the birds in the forest flew out in terror, but
the horse let him roar, and drew him and dragged him over
the country to his master's door. When the master saw the
lion, he was of a better mind, and said to the horse, you
shall stay with me and fare well, and he gave him plenty
to eat until he died.

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