In short, wherever ill people are in power, innocence and integrity are sure to be persecuted; the more vicious the community is, the better countenance they have for their own villanous measures: to practise honesty, in bad times, is being liable to suspicion enough; but if any one should dare to prescribe it, it is ten to one but he would be impeached of high crimes and misdemeanors: for, to stand up for justice in a degenerate and corrupt state, is tacitly to upbraid the government; and seldom fails of pulling down vengeance upon the head of him that offers to stir in its defence. But no matter who it was, I do not intend to be talked out of my breakfast." A wolf stealthily stole a lamb. I know that I am going to die now. A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. He drank the water and looked here and there. And without more words the Wolf seized the poor Lamb and carried her off to the forest. On the upper stream, there stood a wolf. The unjust will not listen to the reasoning of the innocent. As a rule Mr. 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. Innocence is no protection against the arbitrary cruelty of a tyrannical power: but reason and conscience are yet so sacred, that the greatest villanies are still countenanc’d under that cloak and color. The Lamb, frightened at this threatening charge, told him, in a tone as mild as possible, That, with humble submission, he could not conceive how that could be; since the water which he drank ran down from the Wolf to him, and therefore it could not be disturbed so far up the stream. This Short Story The Lamb and The Wolf is quite interesting to all the people. I cannot possibly muddy the water you are drinking up there. Note: This is not a complete collection as nobody really knows how many Aesop's Fables exist. If you’ll believe me, sir, (quoth the innocent lamb, with fear and trembling) I was not come into the world then. She soon found some sweet grass at the edge of the field. The barking dogs frightened the wolf away and saved the lamb’s life. THE WOLF AND THE LAMB STORY. Seeing the lamb the wolfâs mouth began to water. He had a lamp in his hand. They both went to the garden. Did he chase them all? That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat. He thus 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 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.” Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying, “Well! Lamb, tell me a story. Once upon a time, there was a bad wolf that lived in a forest. “And besides, I have heard that you told lies about me last year!”, “How could I have done so?” pleaded the Lamb. Your email address will not be published. Shepherd and the butcher, poet and the primitive, they are one and both. “I don’t care,” snarled the Wolf; “if it was not you, it was your father;” and with that he rushed upon the poor little Lamb and ate her all up. The Lion and the Mouse On looking up he saw a Lamb just beginning to drink lower down. A Wolf, wanting lamb for his dinner,Growled out “Lamb you wronged me, you sinner;”Bleated Lamb – “Nay, not true!”Answered Wolf – “Then ’twas Ewe…Ewe or lamb; you will serve for my dinner.”. Let us enjoy reading this story of The Foolish Wolfâs Flute. Upon my word says the Lamb, the time you mention was before I was born. A hungry Wolf one day saw a Lamb drinking at a stream, and wished to frame some plausible excuse for making him his prey. The shepherd heard the bell ringing and quickly sent his dogs to find the missing lamb. The lamb pleaded, "Oh wolf! Fables is an American comic book series created and written by Bill Willingham, published by DC Comics' Vertigo.Willingham served as sole writer for its entirety, with Mark Buckingham penciling more than 110 issues. There was a stream middle of that forest. When he had done, the lamb insisted him to play once more and the wolf played again. And without more words the Wolf seized the poor Lamb and carried her off to the forest. The goat went up to the wolf slowly and cut open his belly. All things must meet this man, so they shunned him. They found the wolf sleeping there. While the lamb was dancing, she had a new idea. ‘Tis an easie matter to find a staff to beat a dog. If you wait a while, I will taste much better.”. However, the Wolf, having a mind to pick a quarrel with him, asked him, What he meant by disturbing the water, and making it so muddy that he could not drink; and, at the same time demanded satisfaction. As a rule Mr. 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 Wolf and the Lamb O NCE 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. “It cannot have been, for I never had any,” answered the Lamb. So he would always have a friend. Bring the long scissors." The tyrant can always find an excuse for his tyranny. Learn how your comment data is processed. The barking dogs frightened the wolf away and saved the lambâs life. The blind man heard this . The thing which is pointed at in this fable is so obvious, that it will be impertinent to multiply words about it. He told his wife , âI will chop him into small pieces with it!â The Wolf and the Lamb is a well-known fable of Aesop and is numbered 155 in the Perry Index. Copyrights @2016: Kids Short Moral Stories.