The Wolf and the Lamb

15. THE WOLF AND THE LAMB. A WOLF seeing a Lamb drinking at a brook took it into his head that he would find some plausible excuse for eating him. So he drew near and, standing higher up the stream, began to accuse him of disturbing the water and preventing him from drinking. The Lamb replied that he was only touching the water with the tips of his lips and that, besides, seeing that he was standing down stream, he could not possibly be disturbing the water higher up. So the Wolf, having done no good by that accusation, said, "Well, but last year you insulted my Father." The Lamb replying that at that time he was not born, the Wolf wound up by saying, "However ready you may be with your answers, I shall none the less make a meal of you." [more info]

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