The Farmer and the Fox(狐狸)

A farmer was greatly annoyed(被激怒) by a fox(狐狸), which came into his yard at night and carried off his chickens.

So he set a trap(陷阱) for him and caught him; and in order to get revenge(报复) upon the fox(狐狸), the farmer tied a bunch of(一扎) cloth(布料) to his tail, set fire to(点燃) it and let him go.

As ill-luck would have it, however, the fox(狐狸) made straight for(一直向..走去) the fields where the corn was standing ripe(成熟的) and ready for cutting.

The corn quickly caught fire(着火) and was all burnt up(烧光), and the farmer lost all his harvest(收成).

MORAL: Revenge(报复) is a two-edged sword(剑).