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THE RAM, THE EWE, AND THE WOLF
A RAM once said in sport to the ewe and
her lamb that, if he chose, he could meet
them in the guise of a wolf in broad daylight.
A wolf that had been lurking in
a neighbouring bush heard this.
The next day, while the sheep were
grazing on the plain, the ram strayed to
some distance from the sheep and the
lamb. The wolf came by another route,
and, presenting himself before them, said,
"Now you see I am true to my word.
I have just taken the guise of a wolf; if
you would only go with me to yonder
mountain, I can show you more wonders."
 They believed his words, and were
about to follow him, when the ram came
up just in time to point out the mistake.
The wolf beat a hasty retreat into the
The ram said to the ewe, "I am indeed
sorry for your stupidity. 'Tis a strange
sheep that hails in a wolfs guise!"