“The Fox and the Geese”
A fox came upon a group of geese and told them that he was going to eat them all. They begged for their lives, but the fox said there was no mercy to be had.
One goose begged to be allowed one last prayer before they would line up so he could eat the fattest of them. The fox agreed, so the first one began praying with “Ga! Ga!” She went on so long the second began, and so on and so on, and they’re still cackling.
I wonder if this story was to “explain” why geese … cackle, but the fox just seems rather stupid. He could have just ran in, grabbed one or two and had a fine meal. But now he’s starved to death because the stupid geese won’t shut up.