SATIRE : A SHORT STORY
THE WILY FOX
A severe drought hit the jungle, and the pastures became barren. The herbivores either died of starvation or migrated to greener leas. The carnivores also suffered as their prey shrank, and they verged on cannibalism. After a series of urgent meetings, the carnivores decided the immediate short-term solution lay in their invading the neighboring jungle and enslaving a stock of herbivores to last them until matters improved.
Accordingly, the next morning an army of carnivores set out under the leadership of the Lion. It was made up of six brigades representing the Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Hyenas, Wolves and a brigade for the rest of the carnivores. The Fox tried to obtain the prestige of a separate brigade for the foxes, but was rejected by the Lion who sarcastically replied: “Thank your stars that we classify you as carnivores, otherwise we would have had you for breakfast together with the two lambs we enjoyed. Go back to your brigade, runt”. The Fox had no choice but to accept the Lion’s decision, however it left such a bad taste in his mouth that he promised himself to pay it back, with interest. Continue reading “THE WILY FOX”