Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
35. THE SHEPHERD AND THE WOLF CUB
Perry 366 (Chambry
A shepherd found a little wolf cub and raised it. Then, when the cub
was bigger he taught it to steal from his neighbours' flocks. Once he
had learned how to do this, the wolf said to the shepherd, 'Now that you
have shown me how to steal, take care that many of your own sheep don't
The fable shows that people who are vicious by nature will often injure
their teachers once they have been taught to steal and be greedy.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.