Once upon a time there lived a fox in a dense forest. It was very cunning in nature. One day it was search of food. The fox soon reached nearby a village. The village boys have fun to catch a rabbit for feast. But by chance the fox was caught in the trap. It was only after a tough struggle that she could get free. But, to her sorrow, her beautiful tail had been cut off and left in the trap.
"How ugly I shall look!" thought the fox, " won't the other foxes laugh at me?" Thinking hard, the fox hit upon a plan to save herself from being laughed at. She called a meeting of his own friends and said, "My friends, have you ever wondered why after all, we carry these long tails?" Let us cut them off and be free from their nuisance."
But the other foxes had noticed her cut-off tail. They laughed aloud and replied, "You used to say that tails looked very fine when your own was all right. Now that you have lost yours, you want us to lose ours too."
MORAL : The wise do not follow the words of the simple.