The fox became a fox, which is to say clever, falling from the clouds.
Since then, hens aside, the fox lives in the hope of fleecing the vulture, and so does the coalman. Why all that toiling with firewood when there are so many fools on the mountain trails who often have their pockets full of money? Sometimes man, sometimes fox, sometimes coalman and sometimes thief. So live the coalmen of Aizkorri, with Barriola, an elegant fox, as their leader.
However, their lives are not without worry. The fox Barriola has a lovestruck hen called Graziana. And, coincidentally, the Mayor of Segura suggests they go out stealing elsewhere. It would be good for city tax payments.