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~A Little Aesop~


The Wolf and the Lamb
Wolf, 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. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, 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! I won't remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations."
Moral: The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.

The Boy Hunting Locusts
A boy was hunting for locusts. He had caught a goodly number, when he saw a Scorpion, and mistaking him for a locust, reached out his hand to take him. The Scorpion, showing his sting, said: If you had but touched me, my friend, you would have lost me, and all your locusts too!"
Moral: What at first appears harmless may be dangerous.

My opinion: The world could use a few more Scorpions, to keep the wolves in line.

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jordi mareyComment by jordi marey - February 15, 2006, 6:59 am
Any problems with me sending this to a few Hawks/Doves? I will wait for your response.

time*treatComment by time*treat - February 15, 2006, 11:52 am
Heh, no problem at all ;-). Aesop wrote them, I just thought they went well together.
emilygComment by emilyg - February 16, 2006, 1:14 am
used to read them to my daughter many years ago. thanks

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