The Ass And The Wolf
An Ass feeding in a meadow saw a Wolf approaching to seize him, and
immediately pretended to be lame. The Wolf, coming up, inquired the
cause of his lameness. The Ass replied that passing through a hedge
he had trod with his foot upon a sharp thorn. He requested that the
Wolf pull it out, lest when he ate him it should injure his throat.
The Wolf consented and lifted up the foot, and was giving his whole
mind to the discovery of the thorn, when the Ass, with his heels,
kicked his teeth into his mouth and galloped away. The Wolf, being
thus fearfully mauled, said, "I am rightly served, for why did I attempt
the art of healing, when my father only taught me the trade of a butcher?'