M0831 = Perry283. Source: Aphthonius 38 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 283. Compare a similar motif in the Biblical Book of Judges 15, when the hero Samson takes 300 foxes, ties them tail to tail, and sets their tails on fire in order to destroy the farmlands of the Philistines; in that case, the foxes ran where he intended. For another fable about fire and greed, see #986.