The Ass and the Wolf
An Ass was once calmly feeding in a meadow when from the corner of his eye he spied a Wolf getting ready to pounce on him.
With no time to waste, the Ass thought of tricking the Wolf by pretending to be lame.
“Ow!” yelped the Ass, as though in pain.
“What' s the matter!?” asked the Wolf walking out of his hiding, quite curious to see the sudden change.
“It looks like a sharp thorn in my foot!” said the Ass looking with distress at the sole of his hoof, “Could you please help me remove it – you see, it would hurt your throat when you swallow me for your dinner.”
The Wolf agreed with him. So he bent down to remove the thorn from the Ass’ foot.
Before he knew what was happening, the Ass shot out his foot and kicked the Wolf’s teeth right in! Then turning on his heels the Ass sped away from the scene.
“It serves me right,” said the injured animal, bleeding from his mouth. “I shouldn’t have tried to be a doctor when I was born only to be a butcher.”
Don't try to be something you are not.
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