The Wolf and the Lamb





WOLF, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to

lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the

Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him:

"Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me." "Indeed," bleated

the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, "I was not then born." Then

said the Wolf, "You feed in my pasture." "No, good sir," replied

the Lamb, "I have not yet tasted grass." Again said the Wolf,

"You drink of my well." "No," exclaimed the Lamb, "I never yet

drank water, for as yet my mother's milk is both food and drink

to me." Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying,

"Well! I won't remain supperless, even though you refute every

one of my imputations." The tyrant will always find a pretext for

his tyranny.





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