The wolf and the lamb, text
A wolf and a lamb, stimulated by thirst, had come to the same stream. Higher up was the wolf, much lower down was the lamb.
Then the first, overbearing and driven by insatiable gluttony, put forward a pretext of contention: “Why – he said – did you muddy my water while I was drinking?”
And the fearful lamb: “But sorry, wolf, how can I do what you complain about? The water runs down from yours to my lips.”
And the other, overcome by the power of truth: “Six months ago – he resumed – you said badly about me”.
The lamb replied, “But he was not yet born!”
“Your father then – he replied – spoke ill of me”. And without saying anything else, he grabs the poor lamb and eats it unfairly.
This fable was written for those men who oppress the innocent with false pretexts.
The moral of the story
There moral of this fable is: against those who have decided to do a wrong there is no adequate justification or defense that holds.