The Mother And The Wolf
A famished Wolf was prowling about in the morning in search of food.
As he passed the door of a cottage built in the forest, he heard a
Mother say to her child, "Be quiet, or I will throw you out of the
window, and the Wolf shall eat you." The Wolf sat all day waiting
at the door. In the evening he heard the same woman fondling her child
and saying: "You are quiet now, and if the Wolf should come, we will
kill him." The Wolf, hearing these words, went home, gasping with
cold and hunger. When he reached his den, Mistress Wolf inquired of
him why he returned wearied and supperless, so contrary to his wont.
He replied: "Why, forsooth! use I gave credence to the words of a