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Wolf and the Little Lamb
The Old Wolf was hungry. Will the Little Lamb be an easy snack?
Once upon a time a weary Old Wolf was drinking water from a merry little spring on a hillside. The Old Wolf was tired and hungry. He did not have the energy of youth. He filled his belly with water but his stomach still growled.
Fortunately today was a lucky day for the Old Wolf, because when he looked down the stream, he saw a little Lamb just beginning to drink water further down the stream. The Old Wolf’s stomach growled. “There’s my supper,” thought the Old wolf. “But I am Old and weary, and the little lamb is light and supple.. if only I can find some excuse to jump upon the Lamb”.
So thinking, the Old Wolf called out to the Lamb, he growled, “How dare you muddy the water I am drinking?”
The Little Lamb was scared and confused. “No Sir, No.. Forgive me Sir, But I did-not do anything to your drinking water” the Lamb bleated.. “I could-not have been the reason for the water being muddy up there, for the water runs down from you to me.”
“Well, then,” snarled the Wolf; “if it was not you it was your father” and with that he rushed upon the poor little Lamb and enjoyed his supper of Lamb Chops.
The Old Wolf chuckled on a full stomach, thinking to himself – It really is easy to make excuses and bring people down!!
Unjust people do not need an excuse to justify their behavior, do they?
(This Tale has been edited to adapt to the taste of early readers)