THE WOLF AND THE LAMB
A Wolf meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea, which should justify to the Lamb himself his 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."
On 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.
THE FOX AND THE GOAT
By an unlucky chance a Fox fell into a deep well from which he could not get out. A Goat passed by shortly afterwards, and asked the Fox what he was doing down there.
"Oh, have you not heard?" said the Fox; "there is going to be a great drought, so I jumped down here in order to be sure to have water by me. Why don't you come down too?"
The Goat thought well of this advice, and jumped down into the well.
But the Fox immediately jumped on her back, and by putting his foot on her long horns managed to jump up to the edge of the well.
"Good-bye, friend," said the Fox, "remember next time,
"NEVER TRUST THE ADVICE OF A MAN IN DIFFICULTIES."
THE ASS AND THE GRASSHOPPER
An Ass having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was highly enchanted; and, desiring to possess the same charms of melody, demanded what sort of food they lived on, to give them such beautiful voices.
They replied, “The dew."
The Ass resolved that he would only live upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger
THE LAWS OF NATURE ARE UNCHANGEABLE.