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The Wolf and the Lamb

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The Wolf and the Lamb

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A Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, decided not to attack the lamb, but to find some reason to justify to the Lamb why the Wolf had the right to eat him. So the Wolf said:

“Sir Lamb, last year you greatly insulted me.”

“But,” bleated the Lamb mournfully, “I was not born last year!”

Then the Wolf said, “You feed in my pasture.”

“No, good sir,” replied the Lamb, “I have not yet tasted grass.”

Again the Wolf said, “You drink water from my well.”

“No,” exclaimed the Lamb, “I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother’s milk is both food and drink to me.”

Upon which the Wolf seized the Lamb and ate him up, saying, “Well! I won’t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my accusations.”

Moral: The tyrant will always find a reason for his tyranny.

There are currently 12 suggested morals for “The Wolf and the Lamb”

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  1. 1 On March 9th, 2009, Bruce Nielsen said:

    A tyrant will always find an excuse for cruelty.

  2. 2 On September 4th, 2011, shekainah said:

    Between having one’s way and being just, having one’s way is more powerful.

  3. 3 On September 4th, 2011, Shekainah Zoe said:

    “Any excuse will serve a tyrant.”

  4. 4 On November 27th, 2011, Becky said:

    Don’t talk to strange wolfies.

  5. 5 On March 10th, 2012, Artemis said:

    Sometimes there is no defense against the powerful.

  6. 6 On January 27th, 2013, Anonymous said:

    A wrong person will always make excuses for their wrong doings

  7. 7 On March 27th, 2013, steeve nervou said:

    la raison du plus fort est toujour le meilleur.

  8. 8 On March 27th, 2013, steeve nervou said:

    why did the wolf eat the lamb?
    he was very angry and found a little meal very easy.

  9. 9 On August 23rd, 2013, rip said:

    No need to make an excuse to breath

  10. 10 On October 26th, 2015, jason said:

    Sometimes you just can’t win

  11. 11 On November 18th, 2015, tina davis said:

    The powerful will always take what they want, their self serving justifications are usually fabricated.

  12. 12 On December 12th, 2019, tegan said:

    A tyrant will always win even if no excuse he comes up is true.

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