The Wolf and the Lamb in English

This text was written by Phaedrus (-15-54) , in year 1887 is part of The wolf and the lamb equilang .

Added by marcanuy on July 1, 2020, 3:34 a.m..
Driven by thirst, a Wolf and a Lamb had come to the same stream;
the Wolf stood above, and the Lamb at a distance below.
Then, the spoiler, prompted by a ravenous maw, alleged a pretext for a quarrel.
“Why,” said he, “have you made the water muddy for me while I am drinking?”
The Fleece-bearer, trembling, answered: “Prithee, Wolf, how can I do what you complain of? The water is flowing downwards from you to where I am drinking.”
The other, disconcerted by the force of truth, exclaimed: “Six months ago, you slandered me.”
“Indeed,” answered the Lamb, “I was not born then.”
“By Hercules,” said the Wolf, “then ’twas your father slandered me;”
and so, snatching him up, he tore him to pieces, killing him unjustly.
This Fable is applicable to those men who, under false pretences, oppress the innocent.

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