Once there lived a clever fox. One day, he boasted to a dog of his cleverness for escaping his enemies."I have a whole bag of tricks," he said, "which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies." The dog did not come in his tricks and said, "I have only one, but I can generally manage with that." Suddenly, they heard the roar of the lions. They heard it carefully and seemed that they were coming towards them. The dog immediately scampered up a tree and hid himself in the branches. The dog said, "This is my plan. What are you going to do?" The fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the lions came nearer and nearer. At last the fox in his confusion was caught up by the lions and killed.