In the autumn the Squirrel came down from his tree to collect nuts. When the Fox saw him, he gave chase. However, the Squirrel was too quick for him. The Fox called after him. “One day you will provide me with a meal.” The Squirrel collected nuts all autumn until he had a big store. On Christmas Day, when snow lay on the ground, the Squirrel came out of his dray to wish the other squirrels Happy Christmas. When, down below, he saw the starving Fox, the Squirrel went to fetch some nuts. “Isn’t it a good thing,” he said, throwing the nuts down to the Fox, “you didn’t get a meal out of me last autumn?”
The Moral of the Fable:
Don’t take today what you may need to be given tomorrow.