Just as the rooster was getting settled in, a fox materialized from out of the shadows and sat down under the tree, staring up at the rooster and licking her chops.
"Good evening, Rooster," she said.
"Evening Fox," he replied, fluffing his bright feathers and looking wary.
"Say, Rooster," said Fox, glancing around her with her yellow eyes. "Have you heard the good news? All of the creatures of the Earth have agreed to love each other and live in peace and harmony."
"You don't say?" said Rooster.
"It's true!" replied Fox. "Representatives for man, beast, fish, and fowl have all gathered at a summit, and have signed an agreement that each will treat the other with nothing but love and kindness."
"Well!" exclaimed Rooster. "That is news!"
"It is indeed!" agreed Fox. "Wonderful news! And I wanted to share it with you first, my dear Rooster. We have been enemies for so long, and now our kinds are finally at peace with one another. Isn't it grand? Won't you come down here and embrace me, my newfound brother?"
"It is indeed grand, dear Fox. I will come down and we'll share a forgiving, peaceful embrace!"
Rooster looked across the field behind Fox.
"And ho! Here comes the farmer and his dogs, running towards where we sit, no doubt anxious to share in our newfound relationship of compassion and love. Will it not be wonderful, Fox, to embrace them as brothers as well?"