A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. There was no business doing, so he went and took a seat by the side of the innkeeper and began talking to him. 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. They conversed together for some time, and then the thief suddenly yawned and howled like a wolf. Read Classic Books Online for Free at Page by Page Books. But before she died she gasped out. Sometime afterwards he came to the farmyard again and found the dog lying out of reach on the stable roof.
For your sake I have left it untouched, and I shall greatly enjoy the sound of your teeth munching the ripe grain. Enter your email below to be the first to learn about new podcast episodes, think pieces, and stories:. . But no matter who it was, I do not intend to be talked out of my breakfast. But as time went by, and the wolf showed no inclination to meddle with the flock, he began to look upon him more as a protector than as an enemy; and when one day some errand took him to the city, he felt no uneasiness at leaving the wolf with the sheep.
A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. The unjust will not listen to the reasoning of the innocent. The innkeeper asked him in some concern what ailed him. But no matter who it was, I do not intend to be talked out of my breakfast. But the people were so used to hearing him call that they took no notice of his cries for help. I'd rather be sacrificed any day than be eaten up by a wolf. Wolves in Aesop's Fables Wolves in Aesop's Fables edited by © 2003 Return to D.
No opportunity, however, presented itself, till one day, when there was a festival to be celebrated, the innkeeper appeared in a fine new coat and sat down before the door of the inn for an airing. And so without any more ado, he leap'd at the Throat of the miserable helpless Lamb, and tore him immediately to pieces. But before I die, I would ask one favor of you. Some hounds heard the sound of the pipe and ran up to the wolf and started chasing him. He's no match for me, and he knows it and so he runs away. While he was absent a half-starved wolf appeared on the scene, and went up to the plow and began chewing the leather straps attached to the yoke.
That cannot be, said the Lamb; I am only six months old. By and by, attracted by the cries of a child, he came to a cottage. Ashliman's , a library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology. 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. That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat. A lamb was returning alone from the pasture. And so the wolf had it all his own way, and killed off sheep after sheep at his leisure.
That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat. But that very night, as it happened, the shepherd, requiring a supply of mutton for the table, laid hands on the wolf in mistake for a sheep, and killed him with his knife on the spot. Fancy my being afraid of a lion! But if you will only wait a few days, my master is going to give a feast. 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. So how shall I he able to come up with either of you when the debt falls due? So he clothed himself in a sheepskin and slipped among the sheep when they were out at pasture.
The unjust will not listen to the reasoning of the innocent. 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. 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! But as soon as his back was turned, the wolf attacked them and killed the greater number. Why, I, not he, ought to be king of the beasts. 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.
Will you not play me a tune to dance to before I die? All the rich scraps and pickings will fall to me, and I shall get nice and fat. When the cub grew to his full size, if ever a wolf stole a sheep from the flock, he used to join the dogs in hunting him down. But all the same I believe that you, fox, are guilty of the theft, in spite of all your denials. Theres my supper, thought he, if only I can find some excuse to seize it. It sometimes happened that the dogs failed to come up with the thief, and, abandoning the pursuit, returned home. Remember, you are upstream and I am downstream. What's bred in the bone is sure to come out in the flesh.
I can manage about meat, if only I could get something to drink. Well, then, said the Wolf, why did you call me bad names this time last year? The Wolf had no sooner the Prey in his eye, but away he runs open-mouth to't. They no sooner clapped eyes on the wolf than they gave chase and drove him away. Will you play a tune so I may dance. 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. But it is not you who mock me, but the roof on which you are standing. That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat.
A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. 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. What more do you want? One day the cub of a wolf was put into his hands, and he was asked what it was. 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. Villain says he how dare you lie muddling the Water that I'm a drinking? Why I have these fits of yawning I cannot tell. 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.