wolf and red fox The wolf held the
red fox in
Whatsoever the wolf wished, the
red fox was compelled to do, for he was the
weaker. He would gladly have been rid of his
that once as they were going through ,the forest, the wolf said, "Red
fox, get me something to eat, or else I will
eat thee thyself."
Then the red fox answered, "I know a
farm-yard where there are two young lambs; if
thou art inclined, we will fetch one of
That suited the wolf, and they
went thither, and the red fox stole the little
lamb, took it to the
wolf, and went away. The
wolf devoured it, but was not satisfied with
one; he wanted the other as well, and went to get it. As, however, he did it so
awkwardly, the mother of the little
lamb heard him, and began to cry out terribly,
and to bleat so that the farmer came
running there. They found the wolf, and beat
him so mercilessly, that he went to the red fox
limping and howling.
"Thou hast misled me finely," said he; "I wanted to
fetch the other lamb, and the
country folks surprised me, and have
beaten me to a jelly."
The red fox
replied, "Why art thou such a glutton ?"
Next day they again went into
the country, and the greedy wolf once more
said, "Red fox, get me something to
eat, or I will
eat thee thyself."
Then answered the red fox, "I know a
farm house where the wife is baking
pancakes tonight; we will get some of them for ourselves."
there, and the red fox slipped round the house,
and peeped and sniffed about until he
discovered where the dish
was, and then drew down six pancakes and carried them to the
"There is something for thee to
eat," said he to him, and
then went his way.
wolf swallowed down the pancakes in an instant,
and said, "They make me want more," and went thither and tore the
whole dish down so that it broke
in pieces. This made such a great noise that the woman came out, and, when she
saw the wolf, she called the farmers, who
hurried there, and beat him as long as their sticks would hold together, till
with two lame legs, and howling loudly, he got back to the
red fox in the
"How abominably thou hast
misled me!" cried he, "the farmers caught me, and tanned my skin for
But the red fox replied, "Why
art thou such a
On the third
day, when they were out together, and
the wolf could only limp along painfully, he
again said, "Red fox, get me something to
eat, or I will eat
The red fox answered, "I
know a man who has been
killing, and the salted meat is lying in a
barrel in the cellar; we will get that."
wolf, "I will go when thou dost, that thou
mayest help me if I am not able to get away."
"I am willing," said the
red fox, and showed him the by paths and ways
by which at length they reached the cellar. There was meat in abundance, and
the wolf attacked it instantly and
thought, "There is plenty of
time before I need leave off!" The
red fox liked it also, but looked about
everywhere, and often ran to the hole by which they had come in, and checked
that his body was still thin enough to slip through it.
wolf said, "Dear red fox, tell me why thou art running here and
there so much and jumping in and out ?"
"I must see that no one is
coming," replied the crafty fellow. "Don't
eat too much!"
said the wolf, "I shall not leave until the
barrel is empty." In the meantime the farmer, who had heard the noise of the
red fox's jumping, came into the cellar. When
the red fox saw him he was out of the hole at
one bound. The wolf wanted to follow him, but
he had made himself so fat with eating
that he could no longer get through, but stuck fast. Then came the
farmer with a
cudgel and struck him dead, but the
red fox bounded into the
forest, glad to be rid of
the old glutton.
upon a time on the banks of a great river in the north of Germany lay a town
called Hamelin. The citizens of Hamelin were honest folk who lived contentedly
in their Grey stone houses. The years went by, and the town grew very rich.
Then one day, an extraordinary thing happened to disturb the peace.
Pope Gregory IX, known for issuing the Decretales and
instituting the Papal Inquisition, also issued Vox in Rama a
papal bull issued condemning cats as an incarnation of Satan. In the papal bull
the cat is addressed as "master" and the incarnate devil is half-man
half-feline in nature. Vox in Rama was a death warrant for cats, which
were slaughtered without mercy until the Black Death descended and depopulated
Hamelin had always had rats, and a lot too. But they had never been a danger,
for the cats had always solved the rat problem in the usual way - by killing
and eating them. Now, with no cats, the rats began to multiply.
end, a black sea of rats swarmed over the whole town. First, they attacked the
barns and storehouses, then, for lack of anything better, they gnawed the wood,
cloth and even gnawed the wooden alms box ! The one thing they didn't eat was
the metal coin in the alms box.
The terrified citizens flocked to plead
with the town councilors to free them from the plague of rats. The council
reluctuntly gathered for they knew that should they speak out against the papal
bull they to might end up in the Inquisitor's chambers.
meekest among them finally whispered.
"What we need is an army of
But all the cats were dead.
"We'll put down poisoned
food then . . ."
But the rats had eaten the food and there was no
food to poison.
"It just can't be done without divine intervention!" noted the Mayor sadly.
Just then, while the citizens milled around outside, there was a loud
knock at the door. "Who can that be?" the city fathers wondered uneasily,
mindful of the angry crowds. They gingerly opened the door. And to their
surprise, there stood a tall thin man dressed in clothes sporting the colors of
the rainbow, with a long feather in his hat, and waving
a wooden flute at
"I've freed other towns of beetles and bats," the stranger
announced, "and for a thousand florins, I'll rid you of your rats!"
thousand florins!" exclaimed the Mayor. "We'll give you fifty thousand if you
succeed!" At once the stranger hurried away, saying:
"It's late now,
but at dawn tomorrow, there won't be a rat left in Hamelin!"
was still below the horizon, when the sound of a pipe wafted through the
streets of Hamelin. The pied piper slowly made his way through the houses and
behind him flocked the rats. Out they scampered from doors, windows and
gutters, rats of every size, all after the piper. And as he played, the
stranger marched down to the river and straight into the water, up to his
middle. Behind him swarmed the rats and everyone was drowned and swept away by
By the time the sun was high in the sky, there was not a
single rat in the town. There was even greater delight at the town hall, until
the piper tried to claim his payment.
"Fifty thousand florins?"
exclaimed the councilors,
" A thousand florins
at least!" cried the pied piper angrily. But the Mayor broke in. "The rats are
all dead now and they can never come back. So be grateful for fifty florins, or
you'll not get even that . . ."
His eyes flashing with rage,
the pied piper
pointed a threatening finger at the Mayor.
"You'll bitterly regret
ever breaking your promise," he said, and vanished. A shiver of fear ran
through the councilors, but the Mayor shrugged and said excitedly: "We've saved
fifty thousand florins!"
That night, freed from the nightmare of the
rats, the citizens of Hamelin slept more soundly than ever. And when the
strange sound of piping wafted through the streets at dawn, only the children
heard it. Drawn as by magic, they hurried out of their homes. Again, the pied
piper paced through the town, this time, it was children of all sizes that
flocked at his heels to
the sound of his
The long procession soon left the town and made
its way through the wood and across the forest till it reached the foot of a
huge mountain. When the piper came to the dark rock, he played his pipe even
louder still and a great door creaked open. Beyond lay a cave. In trooped the
children behind the pied piper, and when the last child had gone into the
darkness, the door creaked shut.
A great landslide came down the
mountain blocking the entrance to the cave forever. Only one little lame boy
escaped this fate. It was he who told the anxious citizens, searching for their
children, what had happened. And no matter what people did,
the mountain never gave up its
Many years were to pass before the merry voices of other
children would ring through the streets of Hamelin but the memory of the harsh
lesson lingered in everyone's heart and was passed down from father to son
through the centuries.
- attributed to the Brothers Grimm, German
storytellers and moralists
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