Gateway to the Classics: Second Reader by Franklin T. Baker
Second Reader by  Franklin T. Baker


The Wise Goat

One day a goat was feeding on the top of a high cliff. There was very little grass on the cliff. The goat looked down into the field where the grass was fresh and sweet.

A wolf stood in the green, grassy field. He looked up at the goat on the cliff.

"Come down, little goat," he called sweetly. "Come down and eat some of this fresh grass."

"No, no," said the wise goat, "I would rather have a poor dinner up here than make a good dinner for you down in that green and grassy field."


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