The wolf and the lamb.

                Once a wolf was leaping at the head of a running brook. Then he saw a lamb slowly padding his feet some distance down the stream. 

                    The wolf said to himself,” There’s my supper. Be that as it may, I’ll need to discover some reason for murdering the innocent animal.”He then shouted down at the lamb.” How could you blend up the mud in the water and make it sloppy? I am drinking it. 

                  “You are mistaken,” bleated the lamb humbly. “You are sitting high above me. The brook runs down from there to me. How can I then spoil your water? The water does not flow upwards; your lordship certainly knows it.”

                   “Don’t argue, shouted the wolf. I know you. You are that sheep who said those appalling words in regards to me in the face of my good faith around a year prior.”

                       “Oh, my lord,” replied the lamb meekly trembling in fear, “I was not even born a year ago.”
                       “Oh,” growled the wolf, “on the off chance that it was not you, then it was your dad, and that is the same thing. Moreover, I don’t like a young creature like you to argue with me at my supper time.”
                              He talked no more word and fell upon the sheep in a matter of moments and killed the poor animal.

                               Moral: A tyrant pay heeds to no excuse.

The Wolf and the Crane



             A wolf killed a poor animal. He was devouring the animal. In the process a small bone got stuck in his throat. It gave him terrible pain. He ran up and down and requested each and every animal he had met to relieve him of his pain. None of the animals, however, felt sorry for the wolf, for as one of them said, “The bone that got stuck in the wolf’s throat might be of anyone of my clan.”

                       Finally the suffering wolf met a foolish crane.”I’ll give you anything you want, “he said, “If you take the bone out of my throat.”

                  The crane was moved by his request and promise. He ventured his long neck down the throat of the wolf and drew the bone out. He then modestly demanded the promised reward.

                “Reward, “roared the wolf and showed his teeth, “What and ungrateful creature you are! I have not chewed your neck. That is the reward enough. Get out of this place before I pounce upon you.”

                                    Moral: “Those who expect much are often disappointed.”