The Wolf and the Crane
wolf who had a bone stuck in his throat hired a crane, for a large sum, to put
her head into his mouth and draw out the bone.
the crane had extracted the bone and demanded the promised payment, the wolf,
grinning and grinding his teeth, exclaimed: "Why, you have surely already
had a sufficient recompense, in having been permitted to draw out your head in
safety from the mouth and jaws of a wolf."
serving the wicked, expect no reward, and be thankful if you escape injury for