AESOP'S FABLESBy AesopTranslated by George Fyler TownsendThe Wolf And The LambWOLF, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to layviolent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb theWolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year yougrossly insulted me." "Indeed," bleated the Lamb in a mournful toneof voice, "I was not then born." Then said the Wolf, "You feed in mypasture." "No, good sir," replied the Lamb, "I have not yet tastedgrass." Again said the Wolf, "You drink of my well." "No," exclaimed theLamb, "I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother's milk is both foodand drink to me." Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying,"Well! I won't remain supperless, even though you refute every one of myimputations." The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.