A wolf and a lamb came to the same stream, compelled by thirst.
The wolf stood the higer up the stream, thelamb much lower.
Then the thief, impelledby his wicked maw, took occasion of quarrel.
'Why do you trouble the water,' said he, ' while I am drinking?'
The frigtened wool-bearer answered, 'How can I possibly do what you complain of, wolf? The draught runs from you to me.'
The other, repelled by the force of truth, said, 'It is now six months ago since you spoke injuriosly of me.'
'I was not born then,' said the lamb.
'Faith, then,' returned the wolf, 'it was your father.'
And so saying, he seized and tore him, putting him unjustly to death.
"This fable is written on account of those men who oppress the innocent under false pretences."