The Gingerbread Man
An elderly lady formerly dwelt in a quaint cottage in the woods. She made gingerbread cookies once. Her inspiration struck as she worked the dough. Gingerbread men were the inspiration for her latest baking project.
The gingerbread guys were carefully shaped by the elderly lady, who then baked them. Ginger and other spices wafted into the air as they baked, making the elderly woman's mouth water.
The gingerbread men were finished baking when the old lady removed them from the oven. One of the gingerbread men leaped off the plate and dashed out the door as she went to put things away.
"Return, you teeny-tiny gingerbread man! The elderly lady yelled after the gingerbread man, but he continued on his way.
The cookie guy kept running till he came upon a cow grazing in the grass. The gingerbread guy pleaded the cow, "Please, let me pass across your back so I can escape the old mother."
Contrarily, all the cow did was moo and shake her head. "Don't you dare say that, you cute little gingerbread man. If I allow you to go behind my back, you'll crack and break "...she remarked.
The gingerbread guy kept trying. With persistence, he found a horse and rode off. He pleaded the horse, "Please, let me pass over your back so I can escape the old mother."
The horse, however, only whinnied and shook his head in response. "Don't you dare say that, you cute little gingerbread man. If I let you go behind me, you'll merely crack and break "His words.
It was becoming clear that the gingerbread guy was growing weary, yet he persisted nonetheless. He continued sprinting till he came across a fox. Let me get over that elderly lady by climbing over your back, he pleaded to the fox.
The fox, though, only shook his head and laughed. "Don't you dare say that, you cute little gingerbread man. If I let you go behind me, you'll merely crack and break "His words. "But let me propose an alternative. I have a den you can hide in where the old lady won't look for you."
This was a last resort, but the gingerbread man gave in. He crept into the den with the fox and waited for the fox to go into hiding.
Soon enough, the old lady who had been pursuing the gingerbread man found the fox's lair. Have you seen a little gingerbread man stroll by?" she pleaded with the fox.
Fox put on an act of bewilderment. With a wry smirk on his face, he replied, "No, I haven't seen anyone pass by."
After a long sigh, the elderly lady got up to depart. When she started to walk away, the fox finally gave in. He snatched the gingerbread guy out of his hand and devoured him whole.
The lesson to be learned from this anecdote is not to put one's trust in random people online or in person until one is sure they have one's best interests at heart. Avoid taking needless chances and always consider the advise of people who have your best interests at heart.