“The Fox and the Horse”
A peasant had an old horse that couldn’t do work anymore. So he told it that he would no longer feed it unless it could bring a lion back to him, and then he drove it out of the stable.
The horse went into the woods and a fox asked “Why the long face?” (Not really, but I couldn’t resist.) The horse told him his situation and the fox told him to lie down and play dead. The horse did and the fox went to the nearby lion’s den and told him there was a dead horse he could eat. When the lion arrived, the fox said he’d attach the horse to the lion so he could drag it back to his den. The lion laid down, and the fox took the horse’s tail and tied the lion’s legs together. The horse then got up and dragged the lion back to the peasant who took care of the horse until he died.
Don’t … take a dead horse by the tail?
I guess the moral of the story is that just because you’re old doesn’t mean that … you can’t let other people trick the young. Or something.