Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
286. The Wolf and the Lion (Perry 347)
A WOLF, having stolen a lamb from a fold, was carrying him off to his
lair. A Lion met him in the path, and seizing the lamb, took it from him.
Standing at a safe distance, the Wolf exclaimed, 'You have unrighteously
taken that which was mine from me!' To which the Lion jeeringly replied,
'It was righteously yours, eh? The gift of a friend?'
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