The Mother and the Wolf

A FAMISHED WOLF was prowling about in the morning in search of

food. As he passed the door of a cottage built in the forest, he

heard a Mother say to her child, "Be quiet, or I will throw you

out of the window, and the Wolf shall eat you." The Wolf sat all

day waiting at the door. In the evening he heard the same woman

fondling her child and saying: "You are quiet now, and if the

Wolf should come, we will kill him." The Wolf, hearing these

words, went home, gasping with cold and hunger. When he reached

his den, Mistress Wolf inquired of him why he returned wearied

and supperless, so contrary to his wont. He replied: "Why,


use I gave credence to the words of a woman!"

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