Once there was a naughty rabbit. He likes to play tricks, and it made other animals angry. But it was very difficult to catch him.
One day, a wolf said to a fox, “I have an idea to catch the rabbit. You go back home and get into bed. I’ll go to the rabbit and tell him that you are dead. If he comes to see you, you’ll jump up and catch him.”
“Good idea,” said the fox, “I’ll do that.” Then fox ran home and got into bed. The wolf went to the rabbit’s house and said, “Mr. Rabbit, have you heard Mr. Fox is dead?” The wolf stood at the door, and then he went away.
“Really? I haven’t heard anything about it.” The rabbit said to himself, so he decided to go and see if it was true. He went to the fox’s house and looked in through the window. He saw the fox lying in bed. He opened the door and went in. he looked at the fox and said, “Mr. Wolf says Mr.Fox is dead, but he doesn’t look like a dead fox. A dead fox always open his mouth.”
When the fox heard this, he thought, “I’ll show him that I am dead.” So he opened his mouth.
The rabbit saw the fox open his mouth, and he knew the fox was not dead. He ran out of the house as fast as he could.