The fox out foxed

An ass and a fox made an alliance and went out hunting. When a lion appeared in their path, the fox realized the danger that threatened them. And going up to the lion. he undertook to hand over the ass to him in exchange for a guarantee of security. On receiving the lion’s promise to let him go, he led the ass into a trap. But the lion, when he saw that the ass could not possibly escape, seized the fox first and then went after the ass at his leisure.

Those who plot against their friends, often find to their surprise that they destroy themselves in the bargain. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Fox Out Foxed”)

It has been said that for every cause there is an equal effect. Moses put it this way, as God’s spokesperson.”Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them,” Deuteronomy 32:35.

Haste came fast for the fox. And those, who mimic the lion run, and hope you can out run haste.