THE STAG, THE SHEEP, AND THE WOLF
ONE day a Stag came to a
Sheep and asked her to lend him
a measure of wheat. The Sheep
knew him for a very swift runner,
who could easily take himself out
of reach, were he so inclined. So
she asked him if he knew someone
who would answer for him.
"Yes, yes," answered the
Stag confidently, "the Wolf has
promised to be my surety."
"The Wolf!" exclaimed the
Sheep indignantly. "Do you
think I would trust you on such
security? I know the Wolf! He
takes what he wants and runs
off with it without paying. As
for you, you can use your legs so
well that I should have little
chance of collecting the debt if
I had to catch you for it!"
Two blacks do not make a white.
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