They married, had a child,

had a dog who gave

birth at the same time to a litter.


Whenever the wife was near,

the puppies barked.

She begged the man

to kill them. He refused,

one puppy barked.


She jumped onto the fence,

turned back into her natural form

of a fox.


The man loved his wife dearly,

begged her, vowing

never to forget her,

Come and sleep, which she agreed to do.