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J. H. Stickney

The Wolf, the Fox and the Ape

A WOLF accused of theft a Fox, who utterly denied the charge, whereupon an Ape undertook to adjudge the matter with question.

When each had fully stated his case, the Ape pronounced this sentence:

"I am fully satisfied that you, Wolf, never lost what you claim." Then turning to the Fox, he said, "And I believe you have done that which you so stoutly deny."