By an unlucky chance a fox fell into a deep well from which it could not get out.
A goat passed by shortly afterwards, and asked the fox what it was doing down there.
“Oh, have you not heard?” said the fox; “there is going to be a great drought, so I jumped down here in order to be sure to have water by me. Why don’t you come down too?”
The goat thought well of this advice, and jumped down into the well.
But the fox immediately jumped on the goat’s back, and by putting its foot on the long horns managed to jump up to the edge of the well.
“Good-bye, friend,” said the fox, “remember next time: Never trust the advice of someone in a quagmire”
MORAL: “Never trust the advice of someone in a mess”