The Wolf and the Goat

: Aesop's Fables

A WOLF saw a Goat feeding at the summit of a steep precipice,

where he had no chance of reaching her. He called to her and

earnestly begged her to come lower down, lest she fall by some

mishap; and he added that the meadows lay where he was standing,

and that the herbage was most tender. She replied, "No, my

friend, it is not for the pasture that you invite me, but for

yourself, who are in want of food."