THE DOG AND THE WOLF
A Lean, hungry, half-starved Wolf happening to meet one moonlight night with
a plump, well-fed dog, said: "Good morrow to you friend; you look as if you
led an easy life of it." "That I do," quoth the Dog: "I have all I can eat
and some left over." "That have not I," said the Wolf, "you can count my
ribs, I am so lean." "Well, come with me," said the Dog, "and you shall
share my supper." As they jogged along the Wolf spied a crease about the
Dogís neck. "Now what may that be?" he asked, curiously. "That? that is
where my master puts a collar on me when he chains me to my kennel."
"Chains you! then you canít run free when you will! good-by, my friend,
Iíd rather have my liberty with hunger, than good living with a chain,"
and the Wolf went back to the woods.