*Mother is hungry after giving birth and about to eat The Clever Fox.*
“A lesser creature might have despaired at such cruelty, but the fox saw vanity in his mother’s carefully tended coat and snowy paws.
‘I will tell you,; he replied. ‘When we walk in the wood, the animals will say, ‘Look at that ugly kit with his hansome mother!’ And even when you are old and gray, they will not talk of how you’ve aged, but of how such a beautiful mother gave birth to such an ugly, scrawny son.’
She thought on this and discovered she was not so hungry after all.’”
The too clever fox is not, in fact, about Nikolai Lantosov. I know, I know, it’s kind of disappointing, but the story is actually really interesting.
There is this really ugly fox, and he uses his wits to get out of really difficult situations (kind of reminds me of Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire, aka Game of Thrones).
There is this legendary hunter that comes to the town near the forest and he keeps killing the last animals you would think he would be able to kill. Like a blood-thirsty bear.
The fox has an idea… it’s a crazy idea… but an idea with possibilities.