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Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

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Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

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gray wolfOnce upon a time, a wolf resolved to disguise his appearance in order to obtain food more easily. After killing a sheep, the wolf cut off the skin and draped it over his body as a camouflage. Encased in the skin of the sheep, he went out with the flock, deceiving the shepherd by his costume.

In the evening, the wolf was shut up by the shepherd in the fold, the gate was closed and the entrance made thoroughly secure. Later that night, the shepherd decided to kill a sheep for his dinner. But instead of catching a sheep, he mistakenly chose the sleeping wolf. Even before realizing his error, the shepherd killed the wolf, only realizing it when he went to skin the wolf for dinner.

Moral: If you go looking for trouble, trouble will find you.

There are currently 6 suggested morals for “Wolf in Sheeps Clothing”

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  1. 1 On August 5th, 2011, Paul said:

    Wolves carry knives!

  2. 2 On August 5th, 2011, spud said:

    Oysters are rarely found in rose beds

  3. 3 On August 5th, 2011, Meteorite said:

    If you go to sleep with the sheep, you’ll wake up in the belly of a shepherd.

  4. 4 On November 24th, 2011, John said:

    Don’t parade around in the skins of your enemies. It draws too much attention.

  5. 5 On October 15th, 2013, Mr Bubbles said:

    If disguising as a sheep, try disguising a unappealing sheep.

  6. 6 On November 5th, 2014, pangea said:

    if you are dressed like your food they may be anothers food

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