Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a fox with a wonderfully long, lush tail of the most beautiful colors – bright crimson, fiery orange, and startling blue. He was proud of his tail, which he kept so clean and perfect that it seemed to dance behind him whenever he walked. Even the other animals were impressed by its grandeur.
One day, the fox was walking in the woods, admiring his tail, when he saw something strange in the sky. It was a huge, glowing light that seemed to be heading towards the ground. The fox was mesmerized and walked closer to investigate. When he got to the spot where the light had landed, he was in awe. There, in the middle of a clearing, was a shiny object that seemed to be made of metal.
The fox cautiously walked up to the object and realized that it was a machine. He was even more intrigued when he realized that the machine appeared to be making something. He peered closer, and to his amazement, he saw that it was making a tail – a tail just like his!
He was about to reach out and touch the new tail when he heard a voice from behind him. It was an old fox, and she was looking at him with a kind expression.
“You must be careful,” the old fox said. “That is not your tail. It belongs to someone else and you are not allowed to take it.”
The fox was embarrassed, but thanked the old fox for her warning. He realized that he had been tempted by the temptation of having something that was not his own, and he was ashamed.
The old fox nodded in understanding and said, “I know what it is like to want something that is not yours. It is important to realize the difference between what is yours, and what is someone else’s. It is only through respect and understanding that we can achieve true happiness.”
The fox nodded, realizing the truth of the old fox’s words. He thanked her again and promised to remember the lesson she had taught him.
The moral of the story is that it is not worth it to try and take something that is not yours, and that respect and understanding are the key to true happiness.