AESOP'S  FABLES               


075 - The Wolf and the dancing Kid




A Kid, returning without protection from the pasture, was pursued by a Wolf. 

Seeing he could not escape, he turned round, and said: "I know, friend Wolf, that I must be your prey, but before I die I would ask of you one favor you will play me a tune to which I may dance." 

The Wolf complied, and while he was piping and the Kid was dancing, some hounds hearing the sound ran up and began chasing the Wolf. 

Turning to the Kid, he said, "It is just what I deserve; for I, who am only a butcher, should not have turned piper to please you."


If you have a target between your hands, do not turn aside of it, since you can go so far as to lose it.







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