Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
76. The Kid and the Wolf (Perry 98)
A KID standing on the roof of a house, out of harm's way, saw a Wolf
passing by and immediately began to taunt and revile him. The Wolf, looking
up, said, 'Sirrah! I hear thee: yet it is not thou who mockest me, but
the roof on which thou art standing.'
Time and place often give the advantage to the weak over the strong.
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