Aesop's Fables (Joseph Jacobs)
Jacobs 16. The Wolf and the Kid (Perry
A Kid was perched up on the top of a house, and looking down saw a Wolf
passing under him. Immediately he began to revile and attack his enemy.
"Murderer and thief," he cried, "what do you here near
honest folks' houses? How dare you make an appearance where your vile
deeds are known?"
"Curse away, my young friend," said the Wolf.
"It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."
Fables of Aesop, by Joseph Jacobs with illustrations by
Richard Heighway (1894). The page images come from Google
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