The Wolf and the Lamb
meeting with a lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on
him, but to find some plea to justify to the lamb the wolf's right to eat him.
thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me."
bleated the lamb in a mournful tone of voice, "I was not then born."
said the wolf, "You feed in my pasture."
good sir," replied the lamb, "I have not yet tasted grass."
said the wolf, "You drink of my well."
exclaimed the lamb, "I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother's milk
is both food and drink to me."
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."
tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.