The Wolf & The Lamb

Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify his right to eat him. So he addressed him: “Sir, 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 from my well.”

“No,” exclaimed the Lamb, “I never yet drank water, for as of yet my mother’s milk is both food and drink to me.”

Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying. “Well! I won’t remain starved, even though you refute every one of my accusations.”

The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.

Aesop’s Fables – μύθους του Αισώπου

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