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.
"There's my supper," thought he, "if
only I can find some excuse to seize it."
Then he called out to the Lamb,
"How dare you muddle the water from which I am
"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
"Well, then," said the Wolf, "why did you call me bad names this time last year?"
"That cannot be," said the Lamb; "I am only six months old."
"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.
But before she died she gasped out:
"Any excuse will serve a tyrant."
Author of the Fable
The Wolf and the Lamb
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Wolf and the Lamb", "The Fisher",
"The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Sick Lion"
The Wolf and the Lamb Fable
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