The gingerbread man ran on, until he came to a river. He stopped. He couldn't swim !

Just then a fox came by. He licked his lips, he knew he would have to be clever to catch this fast little man !

"Can I help you?", he asked.
"Oh yes ! All these people are trying to catch me and eat me", he cried.
"Hop onto my tail and I will take you across the river."

The gingerbread man saw the others coming and knew that if he didn't go with the fox he would be eaten, so he jumped onto his tail.