Aesops Fable

The Wolf and the Lamb - An Aesop's Fable

Moral of Aesops Fable: "Any excuse will serve a tyrant."

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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 drinking?"

"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."

"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."

Aesop 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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