The story starts with a hungry fox who roamed around the forest to look for food. No matter how hard he tried, his efforts went in vain. Eventually, he decided to go to the edge of the forest to search for food and suddenly he found a hole in a tree. Continue reading the hungry fox story ahead to find out what happened to the fox.
The Fox Found a Hole in a Tree
He found a package inside the hole. The hungry fox thought that there might be food in it, and became very happy. When he jumped inside the hole, he opened the package and found slices of bread, meat, and fruit in it.
It was actually an old woodcutter who had placed the food in the tree trunk to eat it for his lunch before he began to cut down trees in the forest.
The fox happily began to eat. After he was done with his lunch, he felt thirsty and decided to leave the hole and drink some water from a nearby spring. However, he could not get out of the hole. Do you know why? It’s because the fox had eaten so much that he became too big to come out from the hole!
The fox got upset and said to himself, “I wish I had thought a little before jumping into the hole.”
From the story of a hungry fox in a forest, we understand that taking advantage of others’ hard work never gives satisfaction, in fact, it creates many issues in your life. So try to discover your goal and achieve it yourself.
1. What is the moral of the hungry fox story?
The story teaches us that nothing comes easy. We all need to work hard to achieve our goals. For example, if you wish to achieve 90+ marks in your maths exam, you need to practise maths sufficiently. However, if you prepare one day before the exam, you don’t get good results. Similarly, instead of stealing the woodcutter's lunch, the fox should have gathered his own food and in that way he wouldn’t have been in trouble.
2. What lesson of self-discovery do you learn from this story?
When we have an expectation of self-discovery just like a hungry fox, we surprise ourselves with what we uncover like packaged food. Also, we learn that we don’t always get what we want right away, because we don’t have control over time no matter how good our time management skills are or how good we are at predicting our future. If it's not our time, we can do nothing about it.