THE WOLF, THE KID, AND THE GOAT
 MOTHER GOAT was going to
market one morning to get provisions for her household, which
consisted of but one little Kid
"Take good care of the house,
my son," she said to the Kid, as
she carefully latched the door.
"Do not let anyone in, unless he
gives you this password: 'Down
with the Wolf and all his race!' "
Strangely enough, a Wolf was
lurking near and heard what
the Goat had said. So, as soon
as Mother Goat was out of sight,
up he trotted to the door and
"Down with the Wolf and all
his race," said the Wolf softly.
It was the right password, but
when the Kid peeped through a
crack in the door and saw the
shadowy figure outside, he did
not feel at all easy.
"Show me a white paw," he
said, "or I won't let you in."
A white paw, of course, is
a feature few Wolves can show,
and so Master Wolf had to go
away as hungry as he had come.
"You can never be too sure,"
said the Kid, when he saw the
Wolf making off to the woods.
Two sureties are better than one.
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