THE DOG AND THE WOLF
 A DOG was lying asleep in front of a stable. A Wolf
suddenly came upon him, and was about to eat him, but
the Dog begged for his life, saying:—
"I am lean and tough now; but wait a little, for my
master is going to give a feast, and then I shall have
plenty to eat; I shall grow fat, and make a better meal
So the Wolf agreed, and went away. By and by he came
back, and found the Dog asleep on the house-top. He
called to him to come down now and do as he had agreed.
But the Dog answered:—
"Good Wolf, if you ever catch me again asleep in front
of the stable, you had better not wait for the feast to
This fable teaches that wise men, when they escape
danger, take care afterwards not to run the same risk.