Life is good. That is until one day, a sly fox hatches a plan. He catches the little red hen and plans to turn her into a delicious feast for himself and his mother. But the little red hen is clever and resourceful and the crafty fox soon finds himself outwitted.May 29, 2021
The Fox and the Little Red Hen
Posted bybunchyMay 29, 2021Posted inBunchy’s stories
The little red hen lives happily by herself on the edge of the wood. She spends her days looking after her little henhouse and pecking around outside for food. Life is good. That is until one day, a sly fox hatches a plan. He catches the little red hen and plans to turn her into a delicious feast for himself and his mother. But the little red hen is clever and resourceful and the crafty fox soon finds himself outwitted.
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THE FOX AND THE LITTLE RED HEN
Once upon a time, a little red hen lived all by herself in a little henhouse on the edge of a wood. It was a neat, cosy home and the little red hen was very happy there. She would spend her mornings cleaning and tidying and once she had finished she would go into the wood to search for food.
On the other side of the wood lived a sly fox and his mother. Every day the fox would watch the little red hen pecking for grain and his mouth would begin to water. One morning the little fox had an idea. “Mother,” he said, “ tonight we will have something delicious for dinner. I’m going to catch the little red hen. You make a fire and set the water boiling in the pot, then when I come home we will have a delicious meal”. He picked up a big sack, which he threw over his shoulder and then he set off across the wood in search of the little red hen.
The little red hen, of course, had no idea about the fox’s cunning plan. She had just finished her day’s housework and was now busy pecking around on the ground amongst the trees, clucking happily to herself. She did not see the sly fox creep behind the trees and bushes and then make a dash for her henhouse. She did not see him go through the door and then close it behind.
Not long afterwards, the hen began to tire of pecking and she decided to go back inside and rest. She reached the pretty little house and went inside. She was just about to lock the door when she saw the fox. She clucked and flapped and flew up to the rafters as fast as she could. As soon as she calmed down, the little red hen shouted down to the crafty fox who was still waiting patiently below: “You won’t catch me now. I’m safe up here and I am not coming down. Give up and go home!”
“Ha!” laughed the fox, “I’ll soon bring you down from there, just you wait and see”.
The fox began to run round and round in circles, chasing his tail. Faster and faster he went, until the little red hen, who had been watching him nervously, started to grow dizzy. Her head began to spin and she could no longer keep her balance on the narrow beam. She fell down and dropped straight into the fox’s open sack. Immediately the fox closed the sack, trapping the little red hen inside. Then he put the bag over his shoulder and started for home.
A short while later the fox began to feel a little tired. The heat from the sun was warm and carrying the hen was hard work. He decided to sit down under the shade of a large oak tree and have a little rest. It was not long before he fell asleep. The little red hen, hearing the fox’s snores, decided that she must escape. She wasted no time and crept quickly out of the sack. Looking around her she saw that there were several stones lying on the ground. Working as hard as she could, she rolled as many of them as possible into the sack and then