There was once a very pretty fox with a long, bushy tail. She was fond of waving her tail around so everyone would admire it, but one day it got caught in a hunter's trap. The only way she could escape was by biting off half her tail. Then she went around all the other foxes saying : 'Long tails are out of fashion now. Look, short tails are all the rage. You should cut off your tails to make them as smart as mine.' It would have been a clever trick if it had worked, but none of the other foxes were silly enough to believe a word of it!