Twenty years ago, one day in the middle of winter, after the first clear snow in the Great Northern Wilderness, my old uncle asked me to go hunting in the mountains and asked me to help him drive his sticks. The two of us had just left the village and entered the toad ditch, and the old uncle, with his hunter’s characteristic keen observation, found two clear fox tracks on the snow at a glance. He squatted down and looked at it for a while, and said confidently: “These are two foxes, one big and one small, let’s chase them along!” ”
Over a ridge, through a bush, there were two fireball-like things wriggling in front of the white snow. Looking closely, it was really two foxes, one big and one small, walking unhurriedly. The old man told me, “The big one is a female fox, and the small one is her child.” If we stop this pair of Firefox, we will hang a fox fur hat or hold a handle in our hands. “I know that the Firefox fur hat is not only bright and bright, but also long, dense, and extremely warm. In the Northern Wilderness, there is such a hat on the head, which is a symbol of wealth and nobility, which is out of reach. Thinking of this, he urged the old uncle to speed up the pace of pursuit.
The fox had already spotted us, and when he saw the fire fox running and running, he often glanced at the two of us in horror, jumped in front of the little fox for a while, followed behind the fox for a while, and no matter how he changed positions, always forming a straight line with the little fox. The old man said: “Look how ghostly this fox is, no wonder people say that the fox spirit, it is confusing our sight and changing the way to protect its cubs!” “The snow in the ditch is squatting crotch deep, it is very difficult to walk, the speed of the two foxes gradually slows down, the little fox who falls behind is obviously a little unable to run, the mother fox runs for a while and then anxiously turns around and waits for the little fox. The hometown people call the ghost worried, which means that the ghost is worried, not to mention the two foxes! I saw that the old uncle grinned and said with a mouth full of ice: “It’s time for us to get rich!” Saying that, he took off the shotgun from his shoulder, knelt on the snow on one leg, flattened the shotgun, hung the line with one eye, only listened to the bang of the gun, a white smoke rose from the snow next to the fox, and the female fox jumped up, shaking off the hair, and missed! Then one rolled over and threw himself in front of the little fox, blocked the little fox with his body, stared at the two of us for a while, and then desperately jumped around and behind the little fox, constantly interfering with the old man’s shooting. When the old uncle hurriedly pushed the second bullet to shoot, an unexpected scene appeared: I saw the mother fox raising her head high, her eyes desperate, staring at the old uncle sadly, showing a calm and righteous look, stalemated for a while, the big fox suddenly faced the old uncle and knelt down on the legs in front of him, plunged his head into the snow, motionless waiting for doom to come. The little fox snuggled beside it kept shaking, looking at the old uncle with extremely frightened eyes, and from time to time there was a squeaky scream in his mouth, which greatly shocked my heart, so I quickly waved my hand to the old uncle and shouted: “Can’t shoot” I shouted while running to the old uncle and pressing the muzzle of the old uncle’s gun. The old uncle wiped his tears with trembling hands, choked and said: “I have hunted for half my life, and it is the first time I have seen this heart-wrenching scene!” After saying that, he threw the shotgun on the snow, knelt on his legs and sighed: “I swear to heaven, from now on I will not be a man if I hunt!” After that, the old uncle stood up, picked up the shotgun and smashed it the stone, only to hear a click, and the shotgun broke in two. Since then, the old uncle really counts when he talks, and he has never touched a shotgun again, and the fact that he personally smashed the shotgun to protect wild animals has also been passed on by the villagers as a good story.
After nothing to do, the old uncle likes fishing again. The fish in the Beidahuang River are spread all over the bottom of the river, and it is not a problem to catch twenty or thirty pounds of fish in an hour. With the continuous improvement of fishing skills, the fish caught by the old uncle often cannot be eaten, so they are stored in a large tank. This big tank was placed next to the shack by the river, and one night, before the old man slept, he heard a noise in the water tank next to the shack, so he picked up the guy to see what happened. It turned out to be a little fox who came to steal fish and accidentally fell into the tank and could not climb up. Thinking that the fish in the tank are decreasing these days, the old uncle really wants to kill this nasty little fox, and when he shines a bright flashlight on the surroundings of the tank, he sees an old fox kneeling on his front legs and begging him for mercy. He saw that the old fox’s eyes were full of horror, and even crystal tears flowed down. Uncle remembered, isn’t this the old and young fox I released last winter? How dare you come and steal my fish? What a revenge! The more the old uncle thought about it, the more angry he became, and he wanted to kill the little fox in the tank at once, but when he looked at the old fox full of tears and begging for mercy, the old uncle’s heart softened again, and finally released the little fox. Since then, his fish have never been less. Two or three times, when the old uncle got up in the morning and saw a pheasant and a hare with a throat bitten off in front of the shack, he felt that the fox was humane and had a conscience.
That summer, it rained in my hometown for more than half a month, and the river swelled, and the grass ponds on both sides of the river were full of oceans. But the old uncle’s shack was built on a high post at the root of the mountain, and he thought that no matter how much water could flood my shack, he didn’t want to move. One night, while asleep, he was awakened by a rapid scratching sound, he heard the cry of the old fox he had saved, got out of bed and opened the door. Shining a flashlight, I saw that the old fox was looking up at him restlessly, circling him again and again, like a mute man with a belly full of words in a hurry. He thought, maybe the big water fox didn’t find food, right? I came to ask for help when I was very hungry. However, just as he wanted to go back to the house to get something to eat, the old fox suddenly bit his trouser leg and dragged him out desperately. The old uncle was suddenly stunned, and had a premonition, so he followed the old fox to the yard. At this moment, the mountain behind the shack suddenly landed, and a huge mudslide instantly flooded his shack without a trace. The old uncle was saved, and when he turned around to thank his old fox, he saw that the old fox was leading the little fox and had disappeared in the wind and rain. The old uncle looked at the old and small fox in the distance, extremely grateful for the saving grace of the two mothers, and shouted to the wind and rain: “Hey, friend, our grudges are settled!” ”
Until now, the old uncle has reached the age of antiquity, and he still remembers the fox who was released by him and came to save him, and said with great emotion: “The earth is a big family, all living beings are closely related to human beings, and although animals cannot speak, they also have similar thinking, spirituality and conscience…