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Horace Elisha Scudder

The Wolf and the Goat

A Wolf seeing a Goat feeding upon the edge of a high precipice, where he could not get at her, begged her to come down lower, where she would be in no danger of falling over the precipice, adding that the meadows and grass were much richer where he was. But he answered, "Thank you, good sir; you are not inviting me to feed myself, but to be food for you."