The Nurse and the Wolf

: Aesop's Fables

"Be quiet now," said an old Nurse to a child sitting on her

lap. "If you make that noise again I will throw you to the Wolf."

Now it chanced that a Wolf was passing close under the window

as this was said. So he crouched down by the side of the house

and waited. "I am in good luck to-day," thought he. "It is sure

to cry soon, and a daintier morsel I haven't had for many a long

day." So he waited, and he waited, and he waited, till at last

the child began to cry, and the Wolf came forward before the

window, and looked up to the Nurse, wagging his tail. But all the

Nurse did was to shut down the window and call for help, and the

dogs of the house came rushing out. "Ah," said the Wolf as he

galloped away,

"Enemies promises were made to be broken."