Chanticleer spotted a fox, the one from his dream. He would have fled had the fox not started to compliment him. He mentioned Chanticleers father and said his father sang better when he closed his eyes.
Chanticleer, wanting to prove himself did close his eyes. The sly fox, Sir Russell, grabbed Chanticleer by the throat and carried him on his back. People from the village chased the fox, to try and save Chanticleer.
Chanticleer told Sir Russell that he should turn back and tell the villagers it was too late. Sir Russell, the not so bright fox, said it shall be done. Chanticleer escaped into a nearby branch, refusing to be tricked by Sir Russell again .