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I was performing a garbage collection sweep of my internal database when I found this. Since you humans claim know a thing or two about morality, would you be so kind as to tell me what is the moral of this fable?
As Fox and Wolf were traveling the countryside, they spied a Congregation of Rabbits. "I am hungry," said Wolf. "Perhaps we can steal some of their food."
"We could, but there are too many of them to take it by force. We must use trickery," said Fox.
Under cover of darkness, the two stole some traveler's robes from the nearby inn. The next morning, disguised with the hoods pulled low to cover their faces, they approached the Congregation.
"We are but weary rabbit travelers like you," said Fox. "May we join you?"
"Of course. All are welcome," said their leader. "Come in. Sit and eat with us and share our fellowship."
Fox and Wolf sat at their table and ate and drank with them. The Rabbits shared many stories while the two nodded quietly in agreement and filled their bellies.
Suddenly a gang of Coyotes burst into the meeting hall. Out of fear, the Congregation gave little resistance as they were tied up. Fox and Wolf, hiding their true nature, allowed the Coyotes to bind them as well.
"What do you want of us?" asked the Rabbit's leader. "We are but humble Rabbits."
"We are the Coyote gang!" they said. "We don't care who you are. We will take all of your belongings, and when you have nothing, we will devour you!"
Wolf whispered to Fox, "Perhaps the Rabbits are not so bad after all. They are generous and kind. I think we misjudged them."
Fox whispered back, "You're right. They don't deserve this. We should help them."
In unison, Fox and Wolf used their great strength to burst their bonds. Throwing off their disguises, they set upon the Coyotes and thrashed them soundly, sending them running for their lives. With triumphant smiles, Fox and Wolf freed the Rabbits. "We are sorry to have deceived you, but you are no doubt grateful that we have saved your lives," they said.
At that, the Congregation of Rabbits set upon Fox and Wolf, striking them with sticks and rocks. They fled for their lives, running until they reached the safety of the forest. In sadness, Fox said, "Truly we were fools to think they would be anything but what they are."
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