Monday, April 15, 2024



("Kid" as in young goat).

A kid was perched up on the top of a house, and looking down saw a wolf passing under him. Immediately he began to revile and attack his enemy. "Murderer and thief," he cried, "what do you here near honest folks' houses? How dare you make an appearance where your vile deeds are known?"

"Curse away, my young friend," said the Wolf.

"It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."

Alternative version:

A kid, being mounted upon the roof of a shed, and seeing a wolf below, loaded him with all manner of reproaches. The wolf, looking up, replied “Do not value yourself, vain creature, upon thinking you mortify me; for I look upon this ill language, as not coming from you, but from the place which protects you.”

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