The Fox Without A Tail
Posted on August 11, 2015 | Posted in Short Stories | Leave a response
In a jungle, many hunters who deliberately set traps to catch the animal prey. Traps also varied, according to the desired game. There is a small traps to catch rabbits, up to a big trap to catch the bear.
At one time, a fox entered the forest which full of traps. Without realizing it, a trap made of iron pincers almost slashing his neck. Luckily he was react quickly, but unfortunately his tail was squeezed out of iron on the trap. With difficulty he tried to remove it, he had to quickly get out of the trap, because when it’s too late then his life definitely hovering, arrested or shot by wild hunters in the forest. By thrashing in pain, he finally can escape from the trap. He should sacrifice his tail truncated.
With a sense of pain, fox disappeared and hiding on the outskirts of the forest to heal sores on his tail. After some time he stayed there, his wounds healed. Fox should starve during hiding, therefore he decided to enter the forest which full of traps. By the time he was about to enter the forest, he saw a flock of other foxes were clustered there. He also changed his mind, because he is shame does not have a tail that he has sacrificed in order to continue his life. In his heart he said, “I must have looked very bad if I joined them, I would have been laughed at because my tail has been cut off. Do I still get called a fox? Maybe they did not recognize me, even possibly also attacked me because I looked strange to them. “He was thinking hard, to get a plan, in order to be accepted back into the flock fox. Did not take long, the fox was getting a plan, and intends to approach the herd fox at night so that her body shape is not visible.
Night has come, the fox was immediately approached a herd of foxes. “Good evening my friends, maybe you have a little food for me? I had to walk quite a long way toward this place, but I did not found the food “, he said blunt. Happened to hear the sound of a fox without a tail, the herd leader approached the fox. “Did not I know you? You are the foxes from this forest just as all of us here, why do you say do not have any food while here you can find a lot of food left over by the hunters. Take a few pieces of rabbit meat to heat your starving body, “said the leader.
Fox without a tail immediately took a few pieces of rabbit meat is left to eat. Because very hungry, he forgot that his body shape can be seen clearly in the moonlight. “Wait a minute!” Said the leader, “Why do you not have a tail like us? It looks like you are not our herd as last I say. “The fox without a tail realized that his shape was visible, but with cunning he immediately replied,” yes, I did come from this herd, but a few days ago I leave this forest, down the valley and meet new fox herd. When I met them, I was greeted by a very friendly. They look dashing and gorgeous even without the tail. Therefore, I decided to cut my tail, so that it can be seen dashing like them. If you want to look handsome and beautiful like me, you too can cut your tail “.
Listening to a fox without a tail, instantly flock fox laughed at him. “How can you say the fox, if you do not have a tail? Precisely fox looks handsome and beautiful as it has a tail, “said the fox out of the flock. “Stop your nonsense tailless foxes! “, Snapped the fox herd leader. “I will allow you to spend the rest of your food, but with one condition, then you have to go out of this forest and joined your fox imagination”. Hearing these words, a fox without a tail being embarrassed and shamed, then he passed from flock fox carrying a piece of rabbit meat is left.
A flock of other Fox continued their sleep. They are grateful to have been spared from the Fox without a tail persuasion who is cunning.
From this story, we are reminded that not all devious deeds can run smoothly. One time, they often do sly will be caught and humiliated even abandoned by his friends.
Deliberately means on purpose, with intention; in an intentional manner
Prey is an animal hunted or caught for food.
Pincers is a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
as if striking with slashing blows
be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
outskirts is the place where the city ends and the suburbs begin.
A sore is a broken patch of skin, something you might put a bandage on, or it’s something that gives you pain.
A wound is a serious injury, especially a deep cut through the skin.
The verb starve means suffering or death caused by a lack of food.
The word flock refers to a group of animals, like birds or sheep, that have congregated together.
Shame is a painful feeling that’s a mix of regret, self-hate, and dishonor.
have in mind as a purpose
A herd is a bunch of animals, or people who act like a bunch of animals.
characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
Cunning means clever, in the sense of trickery.
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners.
Devious describes someone who tends to lie and to trick other people.
performance of moral or religious acts
crafty, cunning, tricky, and wily.
made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride