The wolf would on such occasions continue the chase by himself, and when he overtook the culprit, would stop and share the feast with him, and then return to the shepherd. Indeed, says the poor Lamb, I did not think that my drinking here below could have foul'd your Water so far above. Aesop's Fables, by Aesop; The Wolf and the Lamb Page 1 Read Books Online, for Free Aesop's Fables Aesop The Wolf and the Lamb Page 1 of 1 Once upon a time a Wolf was lapping at a spring on a hillside, when, looking up, what should he see but a Lamb just beginning to drink a little lower down. If this be true, let us for the future live like brethren, and feed together. Fancy my being afraid of a lion! One day the cub of a wolf was put into his hands, and he was asked what it was.
A lamb was returning alone from the pasture. Add this page to your Bookmarks or Favorites and finish it later. Sometime afterwards he came to the farmyard again and found the dog lying out of reach on the stable roof. Read Classic Books Online for Free at Page by Page Books. But this I know: It would never do to trust it in a sheepfold.
Wolf snapped up such delicious morsels without making any bones about it, but this Lamb looked so very helpless and innocent that the Wolf felt he ought to have some kind of an excuse for taking its life. The tyrant can always find an excuse for his tyranny. The innkeeper, mad with the fear of being eaten by a wolf, slipped out of his coat, which remained in the other's hands, and bolted into the inn and locked the door behind him; and the thief then quietly stole off with his spoil. Then he called out to the Lamb, How dare you muddle the water from which I am drinking? What more do you want? The crane did as she was asked and got the bone out quite easily. But before I die, I would ask one favor of you. Will you not play me a tune to dance to before I die? Wolves in Aesop's Fables Wolves in Aesop's Fables edited by © 2003 Return to D.
Ernest Griset 1874 A flock of sheep were feeding in a meadow while their dogs were asleep, and their shepherd at a distance, playing on his pipe beneath the shade of a spreading elm. Page 1 of 1 Who's On Your Reading List? The gift of a friend, perhaps, eh? What's bred in the bone is sure to come out in the flesh. A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. But the ass suddenly let out with his heels and fetched the wolf a fearful kick in the mouth, breaking his teeth; and then he galloped off at full speed. Before many minutes were passed the gods who guarded the flock heard the sound and came up to see what was going on. That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat.
And as he stood there browsing away he caught sight of a wolf passing below and jeered at him because he couldn't reach him. Nay, master, nay, said Lambikin; if the water be muddy up there, I cannot be the cause of it, for it runs down from you to me. So he clothed himself in a sheepskin and slipped among the sheep when they were out at pasture. The shepherd's suspicions were aroused, and one day he caught him in the act; and, fastening a rope round his neck, hung him on the nearest tree. That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat. The tyrant can always find an excuse for his tyranny.
So he went to a crane and begged her to put her long bill down his throat and pull it out. It sometimes happened that the dogs failed to come up with the thief, and, abandoning the pursuit, returned home. There was no business doing, so he went and took a seat by the side of the innkeeper and began talking to him. A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. Now and again, I read one of my own stories or even the chapters of a serialized novel. But it runs in the Blood of your whole Race, Sirrah, to hate our Family; and therefore since Fortune has brought us together so conveniently, you shall e'en pay some of your Forefathers Scores before you and I part. Maybe they are sent as a punishment for my misdeeds; but, whatever the reason, the facts are that when I have yawned three times I become a ravening wolf and fly at men's throats.
As he gnawed away desperately in the hope of satisfying his craving for food, he somehow got entangled in the harness, and, taking fright, struggled to get free, tugging at the traces as if he would drag the plow along with him. I won't remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations. How I have longed for this day when the weak take their place without fear by the side of the strong! They conversed together for some time, and then the thief suddenly yawned and howled like a wolf. He soon got his eyes on the Lamb. Enter your email below to be the first to learn about new podcast episodes, think pieces, and stories:.
Will you play a tune so I may dance. The wolf and the lamb, the tiger and the stag, the leopard and the kid, the dog and the hare, all should dwell side by side in unbroken peace and friendship. Nay, says t'other, you'll never leave your chopping of Logick, till your Skin's turn'd over your Ears, as your Father's was, a matter of six months ago, for prating at this saucy rate; you remember it full well, Sirrah. He soon got his eyes on the Lamb. But the people were so used to hearing him call that they took no notice of his cries for help. Myths, Legends, Folklore and Tall Tales is another one of my podcasts featuring bedtime story readings — in this case the myths, legends, folklore and tall tales of the world.