The Kid And The Wolf
A Kid standing on the roof of a house, out of harm's way, saw a Wolf
passing by and immediately began to taunt and revile him. The Wolf,
looking up, said, "Sirrah! I hear thee: yet it is not thou who mockest
me, but the roof on which thou art standing."
Time and place often give the advantage to the weak over the strong.
A Kid, returning without protection from the pasture, was pursued
by a Wolf. Seeing he could not escape, he turned round, and said:
"I know, friend Wolf, that I must be your prey, but before I die I
would ask of you one favor you will play me a tune to which I may
dance." The Wolf complied, and while he was piping and the Kid was
dancing, some hounds hearing the sound ran up and began chasing the
Wolf. Turning to the Kid, he said, "It is just what I deserve; for
I, who am only a butcher, should not have turned piper to please you."