A wolf ravished his prey one day. He ate so fiercely and hungrily that a bone got lodged in his throat, causing him grievous pain. He howled and howled in agony and offered a rich reward to anyone who could remove the bone.
A crane passing by considered the money, and after seeing the wolf and hearing him scream in such pain, took pity upon him. She used her long thin bill to reach down his throat and remove the bone. And after removing the bone, she asked the wolf for the promised reward.
“Reward!” cried the wolf, “You greedy, insolent bird! Why do you deserve a reward? You’re lucky that I didn’t bite your head off when you stuck it in my mouth!”
Wolf and the Goat
A wolf, who was out searching for a meal, saw a goat feeding on grass on top of a high cliff. Wishing to get the goat to climb down from the rock and into his grasp, he called out to her.
“Excuse me, dear Goat,” he said in a friendly voice, “It is very dangerous for you to be at such a height. Do come down before you injure yourself. Besides, the grass is much greener and thicker down here. Take my advice, and please come down from that high cliff.”
But the goat knew too well of the wolf’s intent.
“You don’t care if I injure myself or not. You don’t care if I eat good grass or bad. What you care about is eating me.”