A fox had unwittingly fallen down a well and found herself trapped inside its high walls. Meanwhile, a thirsty goat had made his way to the same place and asked the fox whether the water was fresh and plentiful. The fox set about laying her trap. “Come down, my friend,” said the fox. “The water is so good that I cannot get enough of it myself!” The billy-goat lowered himself into the well, whereupon the little vixen leaped up on his back and emerged from the hole, leaving the goat stuck in the watery prison.
Moral: As soon as someone clever gets into trouble, he tries to find a way out at someone else’s expense.