Once upon a time there a lives a Cat and a Cock who loved one another dearly. The Cat would play his fiddle and the Cock would sing， the Cat would go out to get food for the two of them， and the Cock would stay at home and look after the house.
Every time the Cat prepared to go out he would say to the Cock：
“You mustn't let anyone into the house， Cock， or go out yourself， no matter who calls you.”
“I won't， don't you worry，” the Cock would reply， and he would get into the house and stay there till the Cat came home.
Now， a Fox once saw the Cock and decided to lure him out and catch him. She crept up to the window of their house when the Cat was out and called out：
“Come out， Cock， and join me， and I'll give you grains of wheat and some water clear and sweet.”
But the Cock called out in reply：