One day all the animals of a forest had a gathering to choose their king. The monkey danced with such gay abandon there that everyone felt delighted. So, his name was proposed for kingship. Everyone voted for him and he was made king.
But the fox couldn’t tolerate the monkey’s rise to the high position. He felt jealous of him and decided to humiliate him. One day the fox, roaming in search of food, saw a trap laid by some hunter. It had a piece of meat in it as a bait. The fox was sensible enough to keep away from the trap. But he was sure that the monkey wouldn’t. So, he approached the king and brought him to the trap.
“Here is a dainty piece of meat, sir. I, as a true subject of yours, didn’t touch it. So, enjoy it Your Honour !”
As the monkey extended his hand for the meat, it was caught in the trap. The fox laughed aloud and said, “Kingship needs a lot of wisdom, sir.”