A Tyrant Can Invent Any Excuse

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Once a wolf was drinking water at the head of a stream. Suddenly he caught sight of a little lamb. It was drinking water at a distance downstream.

Having seen the lamb, the wolf licked his chops and decided to eat it up. So, he walked towards the lamb. While going, he kept thinking of some excuse for his action. Getting near the lamb, the wolf looked at him with blood-shot eyes and thundered, “How dare you spoil the water for me ?”

“How can I do that, sir ? The water is flowing from you to me,” replied the lamb trembling all over in fear.

The wolf had no words to say. But then suddenly he burst out, “Why did you abuse me last year ?”

“How is it possible, sir ? I was not even born then,” retorted the lamb meekly.

“Well, if it wasn’t you, it must have been your father.” Saying so, the wolf fell upon the lamb and tore it to pieces.


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