All the time Reynard casts a greedy eye on some chickens, and makes a dash at one shortly after.
With difficulty Reynard managed to squeeze himself in, only, however, to no purpose.
And then Bruin was so angry with Reynard that he put an end at once to his partnership with him.
“You had better stay where you are, my young friend,” said Reynard.
On looking about him, he discovered sly Reynard stretched upon the log, apparently lifeless.
I, too, laugh when I hear it; but not so much at Reynard's inconsistency as at his wit.
In one of the fables, however, the tables are cleverly turned on Reynard by “the sagacity of the bearded goat.”
Besides, this was Reynard's favourite den, and he hoped to shoot him in it.
So the knight led Reynard to the banks of the stream, where he stood gazing for a time at the big stone.
A little while after Reynard thought he would like another feast of honey.
quasi-proper name for a fox, c.1300, from Old French Renart, Reynard name of the fox in Roman de Renart, from Old High German personal name Reginhart "strong in counsel," literally "counsel-brave." The first element is related to reckon, the second to hard. Cf. Old French renardie "craftiness." The tales were so popular that the name became the word for "fox" in Old French.