Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
178. The Stag, the Wolf, and the Sheep (Perry
A STAG asked a Sheep to lend him a measure of wheat, and said that the
Wolf would be his surety. The Sheep, fearing some fraud was intended,
excused herself, saying, 'The Wolf is accustomed to seize what he wants
and to run off; and you, too, can quickly outstrip me in your rapid flight.
How then shall I be able to find you, when the day of payment comes?'
Two blacks do not make one white.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google