English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables -19. The Fox and the Goat

Synopsis

A fox is running along one day. Not looking where it is going, it falls down a well, and cannot climb out. When a goat sticks its head over the side of the well, and asks the fox what it is doing, the fox realises this is its chance to escape.

Claiming that the water is the best in the world, the fox invites the goat to come down and share it. The goat, feeling thirsty, does so, and enjoys a drink, but then realises that she too can’t climb out. The fox climbs on the goat’s back and manages to get out.

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