THE WOLF, THE HORSE AND THE BARLEY
As he was crossing through a field, a wolf found some barley. Since wolves don't
eat barley, he ignored it and continued on his way. The wolf then ran into a
horse. He led the horse into the field and showed him the barley, saying that
instead of eating the barley himself, he had saved it for the horse, since he
liked to hear the sound of the horse's teeth grinding together. The horse then
said to the wolf, 'Look here, if you wolves ate barley, you would never have
put the pleasure of your ears before your stomach!'
The fable shows that nobody believes people who are inherently wicked, even
if they pretend to be good-natured.