The fox and the cock by Alphonso Olasumbo(English and Yoruba version)



   Once upon a time in the wonderland of the animals, the fox was very much afraid of the cock. Anytime the cock appeared, the fox took to his heels running for his dear life.
    This surprised the cock so much he began to wonder "what could be the reason for fox's action." The cock made up his mind to find out.
      One day as usual, the cock was wooing his wife when the fox suddenly stumbled on them, he shouted and took to his heels and the cock flew after him. The fox began to wail and shout begging the cock to have mercy on him.
      The cock then told the fox to stop and tell him why he thought he would be harmed by him. The fox continued to beg for mercy saying " please don't harm me, you that carry red hot fire on your head every day of your life without being burnt, what will happen to me if you get near me and burn me with the fire on your head? "Ah ah ah ah ah, fox you can't be serious" and as he answered  he tried moving closer to the fox but the fox was totally. cowered that he started begging the cock all over again.
       The cock then told the fox that he never knew that the fox was so foolish and that the crown on his head was no fire but a piece of meat designed by Orisanla to beautify him and make him attractive to his female species. He then beckoned the fox to come near him and feel it as it was as cold as ice.
     The fox then gathered courage to move  closer to the cock.        
Slowly, he got closer , he felt no heat, he then gained more courage to stretch forth his limb to feel the crown. Alas! It was cold, immediately the fox jumped on the cock tore of his crown, swallowed it and "hmmmm how delicious and then he tore the cock into pieces and ate him up and he declared " what a delicious meal?, it's even more delicious than any I have ever had".
       And ever since that day, the fox has been eating all species of chicken.
moral lessons
1. Sometimes, it pays to allow people to keep to their opinions of you whatever it may be.
2 . Do not seek friendship in all places, as the very friendship you desire may put you and your folks in trouble.
3 . Curiosity kills the cat.
4 . Never show people your weak point, they may end up using it against you.


Kolokolo ati akuko (Yoruba version of the fox and the cock) 


        Nigba kan ri ni ilu igbadun awon eranko . Kolokolo a maa beru akuko gidi gan an. Igbakugba ti Kolokolo baa ti fi oju kan akuko ni o maa n feregee.
       Eleyi je nkan iyalenu nla fun akuko . O bere si ni ronu pe kini o le faa ti Kolokolo fi n se bee. O wa pinnu lokan re wipe oun yi o se iwaadi Oro   naa.
       Ni ojo kan bii ise re, akuko n baa aya re tage nigbati Kolokolo dede kan won kuu, lo ba fi igbe taa, pelu ere asapojude, ni akuko na ba go tele pelu erongba ati ti kulekule oro naa ni ojo naa. Kolokolo naa ba bere si ni pariwo ti o si n be akuko ki o fi oju anu wo oun.
       Ni akuko ba so fun pe ki o tile dake enu re naa, ki o si so idi ti o fi lero oun akujo Lee se oun ni ijamba. Ni Kolokolo baa dalohun wipe " Iwo ti o le maa ru ina kiri ni ojojumo lai jo re, kini yio sele si iru emi aboriteu ti o ba sunmon mi,  ti o si fi ina ori re jomi. Ni akuko ba rerin kakakaka lo ba da lohun wipe" Kolokolo o da mi loju pe awada ni o n se , o si rora n sunmon bii o ti n da lohun ti Kolokolo naa si n bee pe ki o saanu fun oun.
     Ni akuko ba so fun Kolokolo wipe oun o mo wipe o goo to bee ati wipe igbe ti o wa ni ori oun kii se ina bikose eran ti Orisanla fi sewa fun oun ni oun le maa wu awon iyawo oun. Lo ba roo Kolokolo pe ki o sunmon oun ki o si fi owo re kan igbe ori oun yi o si ri wipe o tutu mirinmirin bi yinyin.
Ni Kolokolo naa ba se okan akin loba rora sunmon akuko, nigba to ri wipe ina ko ra oun, ni o ba rora na owo re, o si fi kan igbe akuko. Loba ri wipe o tutu mirinmirin, kia Kolokolo for mo akuko o fa igbe ori re ja o to wo lo ba ri wipe ounje aladun ni. Loba kuku fa akuko ya perepere ti o si fi se ounje.
Lati igba naa ni Kolokolo ti n he adiye, iba se akuko tabi obidiye.

Eko amulo
1 . Ni igba miiran, o maa n dara lati je ki a won eniyan ro ohun ti won baa fe nipa wa.
2 . Kii se gbogbo ibi Lati le maa wa ore , ki a maa ba ko sowo ore ti n pa ni.
3 . Obe ki I min ni kun agba , ohun ti a ba pamo ni n niyi.

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written by  © Alphonso Olasumbo, 2017.

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